‘Ismaila Soro transfer to Celtic has been officially confirmed,’ Israeli media report

IT looks like Celtic have finally got out man. Reports have emerged late afternoon that Ismaila Soro is on his way to Celtic in a £2million move to the Scottish Champions, League Cup Holders, leader leaders and Treble Treble winners.

A Bnei Yehuda spokesman confirmed the transfer is “almost done” with the Ivorian midfielder being given permission to travel to Glasgow to compete the deal after an agreement was reached between the Israeli club and the player’s representatives, who until today had failed to agree on the split from the transfer fee Celtic are paying.

The agent’s own a share of the player apparently and are therefore due a cut of the transfer fee. That has now been sorted and Soro is about to become a Celtic Star.

Everything Celtic’s update on Twitter reads as follows…

“He’s on his way! Ismaila Soro says goodbye to the Bnei Yehuda supporters last night in his final match for the club as he departs to join Celtic.He’ll become our second January signing after we beat off competition from Belgian champions Genk.”

Even STV, have come away from reporting on all things Rangers to mention Celtic and say it’s a done deal.

“STV understands Celtic have agreed deal in principle for midfielder Ismaila Soro. Still work to be done regarding visa and medical.”

The Visa shouldn’t be an issue although you never know and we all know not to count David Turnbull chickens, but those worries aside, we’ll have got our man! Looks a real player.

The Celtic Star’s first report on Celtic’s interest in signing Ismaila Soro goes back to the beginning of December.

Hopefully he’ll be at Firhill on Saturday evening. Welcome to Celtic Ismaila!

Oh and if you think that this second signing of the window is also the last one you may well be correct but we think you’re wrong, with one or two other overseas stars still to check in and sign the dotted line before the window slams shut.


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