Celtic’s transfer business is finally picking up as it has been confirmed that they have reached a deal to sign the highly-rated Ivory Coast midfielder.
Celtic did not start this transfer window in hot form after they failed to sign anyone in the first two weeks of January. But it looks like that is about change soon as business seems to be picking up at Parkhead. Yesterday, news broke out that the club had agreed to pay the €4 million release clause for Polish striker, Patryk Klimala. As reported by The Scottish Sun, he was later pictured in Glasgow and an announcement seems to be only a matter of time.
But that is not where the good news stops though as Celtic have seemingly managed to agree a deal for their second major signing of the transfer window as well in the form of Ismaila Soro. The Hoops have been linked with the midfielder for quite some time now and it looks like the chase is finally over.
Bnei Yehuda manager Elisha Levy has admitted that a deal has been struck with Celtic for Soro and the move is going to be completed in the near future. As reported by the Daily Record, Levy said:
“Ismailia Soro’s transfer to Celtic has been closed in principle and he is expected to leave in the near future.
“When I took this job I knew he was going, so this isn’t a surprise. It just means we will have to look for reinforcements in his position.”
Soro is very highly-rated in Israel and his style has been compared to that of N’Golo Kante. Over the years, Israel has been one of Celtic’s favourite shopping destinations as they have signed the likes of Hatem Abd Elhamed, Beram Kayal, Nir Bitton and Efe Ambrose.
These recent signings should go a long way as Celtic look to regain some of their lost momentum. The work is far from done though as Rangers have emerged as genuine title contenders. The season resumes of January 18th when the Hoops take on Partick Thistle in the fourth round of the Scottish Cup.