Celtic track defender as club admit star 'will probably leave at some point'

Celtic are seriously considering a move for Rosenborg full-back Birger Meling.

Rosenborg full-back Birger Meling.

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Having impressed across the four contests, Celtic talent evaluators were keen on the 24-year-old and manager Neil Lennon has shared their enthusiasm.

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The Norwegian international is under contract until next December but is in favour of a move away from Rosenborg sooner rather than later.

Rosenborg full-back Birger Meling.

An offer from MLS side Los Angeles FC was rejected last week, though Rosenborg's coach Eirik Horneland admitted the depature would just be a matter of time.

He said: “Birger will probably leave at some point.”