The central defender joined Scottish Premiership giants Celtic from Norwegian outfit Rosenborg’s youth set-up on a three-year deal in the summer of 2019.
Leo, who joined Ross County on loan until the end of the season in January, is highly rated at Parkhead though he is yet to make his senior debut for the Hoops.
Reflecting on the teenager’s move to Celtic, Jon Olav, his father, has revealed that there were a host of clubs interested in acquiring his services from Rosenborg before the Bhoys roped him in.
The former Nottingham Forest star went on to explain that Leo decided to join Celtic as he sees a clear pathway to the senior team at Parkhead.
“There were lots of clubs interested in Leo“, Jon Olav told The Athletic.
“But the most important thing was a [pathway] to the first team.
“That’s why he went for Celtic.”
Having joined Ross County on loan, Leo is hopeful of getting first team experience under his belt before returning to Celtic at the end of the season.