Celtic announced on their official website celticfc.net on Wednesday that midfielder Ismaila Soro had passed a medical at the club and will complete his proposed transfer from Bnei Yehuda pending the approval of international clearance, with @CelticFC on Twitter relaying the news.
We are delighted today to announce that midfielder Ismaila Soro has successfully completed a medical ahead of his proposed transfer to #CelticFC.
Full info below ⬇️
— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) January 22, 2020
According to celticfc.net, the Hoops have agreed terms with the Israeli club on a four-and-a-half-year deal for the 21-year-old Ivorian, who becomes the Scottish champions’ second signing of the January transfer window after the arrival of striker Patryk Klimala last week.
Soro’s impending arrival at Parkhead concludes a saga which begun in late November when, as reported by the Daily Record, Celtic sent scouts to watch the midfielder in action. After his agent Dudu Dahan appeared to hint at a possible move to Glasgow earlier this month (as per Daily Record), the transfer tale seemed to take a twist last week after Sky Sports claimed that Genk had entered the race for his signature.
Although the announcement from @CelticFC included an image with the hashtag #welcomesoro, the “proposed transfer” phrasing and absence of any wording to say that the transfer was fully completed prompted a backlash from these Hoops fans on Twitter, with one supporter describing the club’s update as “odd”:
Proposed??????? Get it done and stop the meaningless tweets celtic,do business properly please!!!!!!
— jollybhoys2018 (@cichlidsteve) January 23, 2020
Announce an actual signing, not a guy passing a medical. Never heard the like of it before.
— STEVO (@Stephen39680200) January 22, 2020
Would look pretty silly if this move falls through. I’ll be waiting for TikTok for the announcement when he officially signs…….
— Sean (@seanie_bhoy) January 22, 2020
Why welcome a proposal . Quite an odd tweet
— EddieWinchester (@Ed__Winchester) January 22, 2020
So he hasn’t actually signed then?
— SeanSeosamh 🐊 (@seanseosamh34) January 22, 2020
Don’t announce something before work permits are given, it’s just asking for banter
— Liam (@LiamC1967) January 22, 2020
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