Celtic have been linked with a large number of players over the past few weeks as the summer transfer window approaches. This one is expected to be much calmer than the previous one, when the Hoops ended up signing twelve players, ten permanent and two on loan. On the other hand, key stars like Odsonne Edouard, Kristoffer Ajer and Ryan Christie left the club.
The team have settled in a lot since then as Ange Postecoglou managed to guide them to the top of the Premiership table. With four games to go, they have a six-point lead over Rangers, although there is still a Glasgow Derby to manage which could prove very vital.
One area of the team that could end up needing reinforcements is on the wing, with Jota’s future up in the air. It’s very possible that the Portuguese winger will end up returning to his boyhood club Benfica at the end of his season-long loan spell with Celtic.
In this scenario, Celtic will need to sign a replacement and a very interesting player they have been linked with is Bodo/Glimt’s Ola Solbakken. And the Hoops might even be lucky enough to land a bargain this summer.
Celtic can sign Ola Solbakken for an incredible fee
As La Gazzetta dello Sport report, Solbakken could be available for a transfer fee of €2m. His current deal with Bodo/Glimt is set to expire at the end of this year.
It would be an absolute bargain for a player of his potential. According to Transfermarkt stats, Solbakken has scored 17 goals and provided 18 assists in 71 appearances for Bodo/Glimt so far. He is also only 23 years old and is expected to improve further in the future.
Postecoglou will know full well what Solbakken is capable of, having scored and assisted against Celtic in their UEFA Europa Conference League draw. He has also scored three times against Jose Mourinho’s AS Roma this season and also has one goal against AZ Alkmaar.
So Solbakken, who mainly plays as a right-winger, is one to watch even if Jota ends up staying at Celtic, including on a €2m transfer fee. AS Roma are also said to be interested in the Norwegian international.