Celtic have spent big on their back-line this summer but are still short on shoring up their defence. Celtic fans will be well aware of who Birger Meling is, the young left-back has come up against Celtic four times in the last few seasons in European football.

The 24-year-old Norwegian who has been capped ten times for his country would be a welcome addition to Celtic Park and dull the loud groans ringing around Paradise the last week.

According to the Evening Times, Celtic are close to signing the left-back. Apparently, Chris Sutton seems to be the source for this transfer been close. Last Tuesday Neil Lennon faced a backlash from fans over not playing his new left-back Bolingoli against Cluj, the Irishman played Callum McGregor as a full-back and it didn’t work.

Lennon has been dealing with the fallout since bringing in Birger might get a few fans off his back.