Celtic’s attempts to bring in Ismaila Soro from Israeli club Bnei Yehuda seem to have taken a significant step closer to fruition, with Football Insider reporting that the Ivorian midfielder is set to have a medical at Parkhead in the coming days.
According to Football Insider, the 21-year-old’s club have accepted a transfer offer from the Hoops, with the two clubs now in advanced talks to finalise the deal. The news was subsequently shared by Celtic-focused Twitter channel @celticbible to its followers.
Celtic have had an offer accepted for Bnei Yehuda defensive midfielder Ismaila Soro.
He is expected to arrive in Glasgow to complete a medical and discuss personal terms in the coming days.
— celticbible (@celticbible) January 15, 2020
Soro featured for Bnei Yehuda on Wednesday in their 1-0 victory over Hapoel Afula in the Israeli Cup, helping his current side to reach the last eight of the tournament in what The Scottish Sun claimed to be his last game for them before his proposed move to Celtic, and his 24th in all competitions this season.
The Ivorian now seems close to becoming the Hoops’ second signing this month after the arrival of Polish striker Patryk Klimala and these Celtic fans on Twitter were pleased to hear the positive update on Soro, with one fan hoping that he will emulate ex-Hoops midfielder Victor Wanyama:
That’s good signing. He’s what we needed! I feel that he would run through brick walls, fears of no-one, also he can move the ball forward quickly as well which is something we’re really lacking with Broony (no offence!) nowadays
— LouMun 67 (@lfmunro) January 16, 2020
Good. we have been crying out for a defensive midfielder for a while. Lets hope he’s another Wanyama type player 🤞
— PaddyBoy (@Paddyboy124) January 15, 2020
Crying out for a player like him in the last two Rangers games. Lets hope he is that player.
— Marc🟢 (@LisboaHeat67) January 15, 2020
I’m happy with that, 🍀💯
— Shug Harvie (@HughHarvie) January 15, 2020
I love broony but we have plan for the future, get the bhoy in the door get him learning fae captain fantastic.
— Johnbhoy (@JohnHislop12) January 16, 2020
— JohhnyMartin88 (@JohhnyMartin88) January 15, 2020
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