Nottingham Forest were keen to sign Oliver Abildgaard earlier this summer but the midfielder now looks set to pen a contract with Celtic.

The Reds were linked with the Danish player when they were short of midfielders back in July.

Now, with Forest well-stocked in the middle of the park, Celtic are set to get themselves the player on loan from Rubin Kazan for the season.

Abildgaard has been keen to leave Russia throughout the summer and now he looks set to be granted his wish with the deadline looming.

Abildgaard set for Celtic
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The 26-year-old made 22 appearances last season, scoring once and claiming three assists from his defensive midfield role.

Forest have added a number of players for their midfield ranks. Remo Freuler, Lewis O’Brien, Orel Mangala and Cheikhou Kouyate have all been signed this summer.

As a result, Abildgaard was always likely to be down the shortlist of targets and a move to Celtic could be useful for him.

The player has also spent time playing in Denmark. He made 91 appearances for Aalborg BK before moving to Russia with Rubin Kazan.

Celtic are looking to strengthen their ranks ahead of the Champions League campaign and Abildgaard looked like a useful addition.

Abildgaard set for Celtic

The uncompromising midfielder is a physical presence in midfielder and as a result, it’s clear why Forest wanted to sign him.

The man with one cap for the Denmark national team will bring some height to the defensive ranks and he should thrive in Scotland.

Abildgaard set for Celtic
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Forest perhaps felt that a lack of experience in a top league made him just too much of a risk with the Reds embarking on a Premier League campaign.

Nonetheless, it will now be interesting to see how Abildgaard gets on north of the border. Indeed, if he does well, he may fancy a crack at England in the future.

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