With just six days remaining in the Scottish Premiership transfer window, Celtic manager Neil Lennon is still hoping to reinforce his left-back options, as reported by the Daily Record.
According to the Daily Record, a move for Kilmarnock’s Greg Taylor looks unlikely given their £3m asking price, so Celtic could turn their attention to Rosenborg’s Birger Meling. Those updates were relayed by @CelticBible on Twitter this morning.
Celtic are not prepared to pay Kilmarnock’s £3m for Greg Taylor but are still interested in Birger Meling. [Daily Record]
— CelticBible (@CelticBible) August 27, 2019
Both players had been linked with possible moves to the Hoops in recent weeks. The Daily Record reported last week that Celtic scouts had watched Taylor in action for his current club against Hamilton in their recent Betfred Cup clash.
As for Meling, Croatian outlet Index.hr claimed that Celtic’s interest in the player was “growing louder” just days after the Evening Times reported quotes from Norwegian TV pundit Jesper Mathisen saying that the Hoops were in the hunt for him.
Lennon has already signed one left-back this summer, bringing in Boli Bolingoli from Rapid Vienna at the start of July, but he is still seeking one more among the three signings he wants to make before the transfer window closes in Monday, according to the Daily Record.
These Celtic fans were left frustrated by the updates involving Taylor and Meling:
Last week to sign 2 folk. Wont happen.
— Chris Mullen (@Chris_Mullen95) August 27, 2019
We'll move on to Meling, agree a deal in principle, then shift the goal posts just enough to scupper the deal
— Norrie Sinclair (@Sinky65) August 27, 2019
NL said there will be 2-3 players coming in by the end of the day to take to Sweden ! Can’t wait to see who they are
— Fraskles (@Fraskles1) August 27, 2019
You’ll have to try n get the money without waking Peter pic.twitter.com/h7ofnWWyC2
— SaucePlums (@thePlunger4) August 27, 2019
Agree with most he isn’t worth £3m, but in today’s inflated market that’s the going rate, we expect the best money for our players when they’re moved on why shouldn’t Kilmarnock?
— Mac_Cf (@cf_mac) August 27, 2019
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We’ll end up with neither given our track record in transfer windows. Embarrassing for club this size to be caught out year in year out
— Andy Thom’s right boot (@ForeverCeltic2) August 27, 2019