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Celtic: New York Red Bulls showing Ismaila Soro interest

Celtic: New York Red Bulls showing Ismaila Soro interest -Celtic Transfer Rumours

Celtic midfielder Ismaila Soro is attracting interest from the MLS and could be allowed to leave, Sky Sports’ News Anthony Joseph reports. 

The lowdown

Soro joined Celtic from Israeli outift Bnei Yahuda ahead of the 2020/21 season and has gone on to make 41 appearances for the club.

His £8,100-per-week contract still has two and a half years left to run, contributing to a Transfermarkt valuation of £810,000.

Celtic have already sanctioned two January exits, with Ewan Henderson and Liam Shaw sealing loan moves to Hibernian and Motherwell respectively.

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The latest

New York Red Bulls are ‘one of a number of MLS clubs’ eyeing Soro this month, Joseph says.

The player still has admirers in Israel but ‘it’s believed’ he would prefer a move to the United States.

‘The Hoops are willing to listen to offers’, both loan proposals and permanent bids.

‘It’s understood’ that no ‘official approach’ has arrived from the American outfit ‘at this stage’.

However, ‘they are aiming to sign their transfer targets’ before the 2022 MLS season gets underway in February, Joseph reports.

The verdict

Ange Postecoglou doesn’t seem to be the biggest fan of Soro. He’s only started him once in the Scottish Premiership, and hasn’t used him at all in the competition since September.

The Ivorian wasn’t even afforded starts in Celtic’s run to the Scottish League Cup final.

So, they may be willing to offload him, and equally he may be keen to leave given the circumstances.

In a way, it’s a shame. There were times last season when the youngster looked like a real gem. Indeed, in December 2020, ex-Hoops striker John Hartson dubbed him ‘outstanding’.

In other news, there’s an encouraging update on this Celtic target.

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