Celtic announced on their official website celticfc.net on Monday that the club had formally completed the signing of Ivorian midfielder Ismaila Soro from Bnei Yehuda, with the news also shared on their Twitter channel @CelticFC.
— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) January 27, 2020
The 21-year-old was initially scouted by the Hoops back in November, according to the Daily Record, with the same publication claiming in early January that his agent Dudu Dahan had hinted at a possible move to Glasgow. However, the move seemed in doubt later in the month after Sky Sports reported that Genk had entered the race to sign him.
Last week, Celtic stated on their official website that Soro had passed a medical at the club and was just waiting on the confirmation of international clearance before the deal could be made official. However, the transfer wasn’t fully confirmed until this Monday, with the Ivorian becoming the Hoops’ second signing of the winter transfer window after Patryk Klimala.
With Soro finally confirmed as a Celtic player, these fans of the club on Twitter commented on the length of time it took for the deal to be formalised:
Sure I’ve seen this guy get announced like 3 times now. You sure this time?
— (@RepublicanReece) January 27, 2020
— paul conlon (@rawchicken17) January 27, 2020
At bloody last
— Bonbononeill (@Bonbononeill1) January 27, 2020
Could be a good signing this one.
Has the work permit gone through though ?
— Celtic warrior bolingoli (@celtswarrior1) January 27, 2020
I think I’ve seen this somewhere
— Ethan Kelly (@leonidus1888) January 27, 2020
Must be at least an hour since you announced Sorro, surely he’s due to be announced again ? The infamous protracted signings of Celtic football club.
— mick HH (@mickally67) January 27, 2020
Glad to see him now l really thought it was going to be NEXT Year before we seen him
— John Morrison (@JohnMor28856895) January 27, 2020
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