Celtic transfer boost in chase for £3-million midfielder

Celtic have received a transfer boost in the chase for £3-million midfielder who has been compared with N’Golo Kante.

Celtic are yet to bring in any new faces in the January transfer window although it appears like that is about to change very soon. They have already sold Scott Sinclair to Preston North End and Lewis Morgan also appears to be close to joining David Beckham’s Inter Miami after a six-figure bid was accepted. This can only mean that the club are freeing up space in the squad for new players.

One man who has been continuously linked with the Hoops is Ivorian midfielder, Ismaila Soro. The 21-year-old currently plays for Israeli side Bnei Yehuda, whom he joined in 2018. He has been very impressive since then and his style has been compared to that of N’Golo Kante.

Soro does have a similar stature to that of Kante and an eye for sniffing out opposition attacks like the Frenchman. He is also someone who can play the full 90 minutes at a high intensity. Thus, it is not hard to see the comparisons in their styles although it is needless to say that Soro is nowhere near the French World Cup winner at this point of time.

He is the type of player that Neil Lennon is missing in his squad right now and it makes sense for the club to go for someone like Soro, who will not command a huge fee. And it looks like Bnei Yehuda are not against the idea of selling either with owner Barak Obramov admitted that they could be powerless to stop the midfielder from leaving if an offer comes in from Celtic.

As reported by The Scottish Sun, the Bnei Yehuda owner said:

“It’s no secret that Celtic are very interested in Ismaila.

“When such a massive club with so many thousands of fans want to sign you, it would be very hard to keep him at a small club like Bnei Yehuda.

“But at the same time I would stress we have yet to receive a formal offer from Celtic.”

Soro made headlines recently when he was pictured in Dubai with agent Dudu Dahan, where Celtic are currently training during the winter break. Dahan has shared a great relationship with the Hoops in the past, having helped the club bring in the likes of Nir Bitton and Hatem Abd Elhamed from the Israeli league.