Ismaila Soro is expected to complete his £2m switch to Celtic from Bnei Yehuda despite his representatives becoming embroiled in a dispute with his club, according to the Daily Record.
Soro is said to have featured in what is expected to be his last game for Yehuda on Wednesday night and came through unscathed as he makes the move to the Scottish Premiership side to bolster Neil Lennon’s squad who are in the hunt for 9-in-a-row domestic title dominance.
The cause of the hold up in Ivorian’s move to Celtic is reportedly due to Soro’s representatives wanting a share of the transfer fee as it is believed that they own a percentage of the player.
However, he is yet to complete a medical but there is not expected to be any problems as the midfielder waits for green light to sign on the dotted line.
The news means that Celtic are unlikely to make a move for Tottenham Hotspur’s Victor Wanyama now, but fans of the Parkhead club can be happy with the business that has been conducted so far with Lennon looking to re-invigorate his squad as they look to maintain their unprecedented dominance of Scottish football.
Soro will ease some of the pressure on Scott Brown and Callum McGregor who have played nearly 80 games between them all season with the latter on track to beat his record of 69 games from last season. According to statistics, no player in world football has played more minutes than McGregor in this campaign.
Celtic supporters will be hoping that Soro’s move to Celtic will have more of an impact than Eboue Kouassi who has failed to live up to expectations since his arrival at the Celtic Park in January 2017 for nearly £3m.
Soro’s signing takes Celtic’s spending this window to £5.5m after the deal that saw Patryk Klimala move to the club from Jagiellonia Bialystok to add extra fire power to the forward line with the departures of both Lewis Morgan and Scott Sinclair respectively.