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Celtic: Tottenham monitoring Ismaila Soro

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Tottenham Hotspur are thought to be tracking Celtic midfielder Ismaila Soro ahead of a potential summer swoop, but work permit issues could help new Hoops chief Dominic McKay keep him in Glasgow.

That’s according to a report from the Daily Mail, who claim that Spurs view the 22-year-old as a talented holding midfielder who could bolster their squad.

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Soro, on £11,000-a-week, made the move to Celtic Park last year in a deal worth just over £2m and is under contract in Glasgow until 2024.

He’s made 21 appearances in all competitions this season – keeping Scott Brown out of the starting line up during December and January under former manager Neil Lennon.

The report does add that there would be ‘obstacles around him earning a work permit’ – something which could help new CEO McKay, should the Hoops wish to keep hold of Soro this summer.

Transfer Tavern take

With Soro having over three years remaining on his deal, we feel as if Spurs would need to place a huge offer to tempt Celtic into selling the Ivory Coast-born midfielder.

Brown is set to leave the Hoops this summer for Aberdeen, so Celtic may already have the club captain’s long-term successor on their hands in Soro.

Interest from Tottenham, to us, just shows that the club has an impressive player on their hands. It comes as a shock, though, considering Soro has been in and out of the side in recent months.

His acquisition just over 12 months ago seems to be one of the club’s more successful signings in recent years, and the next six months could be Soro’s time to establish himself as a vital member of Celtic’s squad, should he remain at Parkhead.

In other news: Alan Nixon shares worrying Eddie Howe update, find out more here.


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