Former Celtic cult hero Vidar Riseth has made a bold transfer prediction that should please the Hoops fans. He believes that the Hoops have a more than decent chance of signing transfer target Rosenborg’s Birger Meling.

Riseth’s believes that Norway’s familiarity and admiration of Celtic would give the Hoops a real chance of signing the player before the transfer deadline. The current success of Kristoffer Ajer could also be a factor.

“Norwegian people like Celtic. Ajer is obviously there now and is doing well” Riseth said, as reported by the Herald.

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“The best chance”

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“That is why Celtic have the best chance to beat the other clubs who are interested in signing Meling – because Norwegian football players know them and like them” he concluded.

Riseth’s reasons are a tad unexpected. However, the success of Ajer could persuade Meling to make the move to Glasgow.


He has become a key man for the Hoops in the last year. Perhaps Meling could follow in his footsteps.

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Hoops may need to wait to make move


Celtic may need to wait at least another week before making a more for the left-back though. He is set to feature for Rosenborg in their Champions League play-off clash against Dinamo Zagreb on Wednesday night.

The Hoops may need to wait until the outcome of that tie has been decided before potentially signing Meling. However, it is a promising sign that Riseth thinks that the player could well make the move to Glasgow.


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