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Report claims that Roma winger Solbakkan offered to Celtic

Ola Solbakkan of Roma has been offered to Celtic according to the long established Celtic Underground Twitter Account.

Although CU don’t take themselves too seriously they have picked up 80,000 followers despite only Tweeting infrequently.

Solbakktan joined Roma a year ago from Bodo Glimt in a £3.5m deal but after six months in the Italian capital he moved on loan to Olympiakos.

Despite their success domestically and in European competition attracting interest from elsewhere Bodo players have struggled to make an impact when they move away from the management style of Kjetil Knutsen.

Ironically Knutsen was linked with a move to Celtic when Ange Postecoglou left in June but it seems the 55-year-old is very set in his ways, delivering success in Norway rather than upping sticks to move elsewhere.

Mention of wingers is always a touchy subject around Brendan Rodgers, in January 2019 his comments about Marian Shved were an early warning before he quit the club in mid-season for Leicester City.

During the summer transfer window Luis Palma, Marco Tilio and Yang Hyun-jun were signed but none of them have been of the calibre of Jota.

Palma has been a regular over the last three months, contributing goals and assists without being a traditional winger type.

At the age of 25, Solbakkan, a left footed right winger should have his best years in front of him but a third club in a 13 month period doesn’t offer the Norwegian internationalist much in the way of consistency.

Celtic are strong in terms of the number of wingers that they have but haven’t had the same quality as last season when two strong options would come off the bench around the 60-70 minute mark to make a real impact and punish tiring opponents.

Solbakkan is under contract until June 2027 but it seems that he has quickly dropped out of Jose Mourinho at Roma.

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CLICK HERE for Solbakkan’s Transfermarkt profile.

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