SOCIAL MEDIA Celts are pulling various pieces of information together and are convinced that Celtic are on the verge of signing Ismaila Soro
Here’s a screenshot (from the Kerrydale Street forum) from the player’s Instagram account where he has followed Celtic’s Instagram page and also various players including Bayo and indeed many Celtic supporters.
Here’s an example of Soro following a Celtic supporter from Twitter.”Sorro just requested to follow me back on Insta 😂 pure quality! First Celtic player ever to follow me on social media. Would be a bit awkward now if he didn’t sign.” @Celtic_67 posted.
Sorro just requested to follow me back on Insta 😂 pure quality! First Celtic player ever to follow me on social media. Would be a bit awkward now if he didn’t sign 😂
— Celtic67 (@Celtic__67) January 9, 2020
Our Celtic supporter of the Decade @paulthetim added his own update. “Dudu Dhan in Dubai with Soro looks a done deal,” he tweeted, accepting that Dubu Dhan is not the player’s agent (although he is an agent with strong links to Celtic).
Dudu Dhan in Dubai with sorro looks a done deal
— Paul the tim (@paulthetim) January 9, 2020
Then @GovanBhoy87 posted an image from the player’s Instagram page, confirming Paul’s tweet. “Seems he is,” he wrote.
Seems he is pic.twitter.com/f5tMs03l6Y
— GovanBhoy87 (@Govanbhoy87) January 9, 2020
Everything Celtic on the excellent @aboutceltic account added some information about the 21 year old defensive midfielder.
🇨🇮 | Ismaila Soro
He’s in Dubai, he’s with Dudu Dahan, he’s following the club on social media, he’s set to become our first January signing.
21 years old
— Everything Celtic (@aboutceltic) January 9, 2020
The first news of this deal actually broke last night, again via social media detectives keeping an eye on the player’s social media activity.
Ismaila Soro has told other players he’s coming to Celtic via Instagram. HH pic.twitter.com/l5HuO2poox
— Best place 2 defend inside opposition penalty box (@DBestseventy2) January 8, 2020
And if @spflscouting is correct the fee that Celtic are paying is around £2.5m.
Ismaili #Soro deal to #Celtic completed today for a fee of around £2.5mil after seeing off competition from Genk for the player’s signature. The Ivorian midfielder set to be announced before the end of the week and join up with team in the next few days.
— SPFL Scouting (@spflscouting) January 9, 2020
The Celtic Star’s first report on Celtic’s interest in the 21-year-old Ivory Coast midfielder Ismaila Soro goes back to 3 December when we gave a figure of around £3million would be required, so if that’s correct Peter Lawwell has obviously been busy chipping away at the price!
Incidentally signing Soro could be the reason that the Victor Wanyama chat has gone all quiet.
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