Celtic are all set to complete their second signing of the January transfer window after agreeing a fee, with a medical set to take place in the next few days.
After a disappointing first couple of weeks that saw no one come through the door at Parkhead, Celtic fans could have been blamed for getting desperate for some fresh faces. And now things are starting to heat up as the club look all set to complete their second signing of the January transfer window after agreeing a transfer fee with Bnei Yehuda for their Ivorian midfielder, Ismaila Soro.
The Celtic-Soro transfer saga has continued for some time now as the 21-year-old has been linked with the club for a good while. And it is good to see that it is finally coming to an end with Football Insider reporting that the midfielder is set to undergo a medical in Glasgow this week.
Bnei Yehuda boss Elisha Levy had already eluded to the fact that the two clubs had agreed a fee for Soro. But a recent report from Sky Sports had thrown the transfer into question after claiming that Genk had emerged as potential challengers for the Ivorian’s signature. Fortunately, nothing of that sort has transpired and the Hoops are set to land their man
Soro could end up being an inspired signing on Celtic’s part. He has made a name for himself for his ability to break down opposition attacks and his energy that seemingly has no end. If the midfielder does manage to find his feet in Scottish football, he will be a handful for any team. And at a reported £2-3 million he is surely a bargain that the Hoops could not afford to miss out on.
Celtic are slowly but surely making some good additions in this transfer. Klimala will not have to do much to outdo the contributions of both Griffiths and Bayo this season. And Soro will add a facet to the Hoops’ midfield that has been missing for quite some time.