Celtic have just announced that they have managed to sign Ivory Coast midfielder, Ismaila Soro, on a four-and-a-half year deal. The club paid a transfer fee believed to be around £2-million to bring him to Parkhead from Bnei Yehuda. But at times it had appeared that the move would fall through because of a number hurdles that emerged during the transfer process.
Firstly, there was the issue with the player’s representatives. And then, the paperwork problems in the last stretch of the deal raised genuine fears that the transfer might not even happen with the window closing down soon.
Ultimately, that was not the case though as Soro got the move that he wanted and will be looking to make his debut for the Scottish champions soon. While speaking with ONE, the Ivorian even revealed that he had to take matters into his own hands to force through the move to Celtic:
“I was worried that the two clubs were not progressing, so I went to speak with the CEO (Kfir Edri) to talk to the owner (Barak Abramov).
“I felt that I needed to move forward in my career and that the clubs did not agree on the transfer. There was a problem and it was resolved.”
This is good news for Celtic. It just shows that the player really wanted to play for the Hoops and it is this desire that the fans will be hoping to see on the pitch soon.