Ismaila Soro nearing Celtic exit in loan deal with option to buy

Ismaila Soro is close to exiting Celtic with FC Arouca. A move to the Primeira Liga would allow the 24-year-old to play regular first team football and get his career back on track after two and a half years at the club.

According to Portuguese journalist Pedro Sepúlveda, Soro will join the Portuguese outfit in a loan deal with the club having an option to buy should the midfielder impress.

The player has made 43 appearances since joining in January 2020 with 19 of these coming last season. Ange Postecoglou clearly didn’t fancy the player, who was often erratic in the centre of the midfield. With Callum McGregor Ange’s preferred candidate in the holding midfield role, James McCarthy and Yosuke Ideguchi in reserve, the writing was on the wall for Soro that his game time would be severely limited.

The fact that the player did not go on pre-season with the team in Austria suggested that a deal was close to being completed. Good luck to the player and hopefully Celtic can recoup some of the outlay that was paid to Israeli side Bnei Yehuda Tel Aviv.

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