Dudu Dahan, agent of Celtic midfielder Ismaila Soro, sounds delighted with the Ivorian’s progress at the Scottish champions.

Soro has recently burst into Neil Lennon’s starting lineups on a regular basis.

His presence has helped revitalise the Celtic midfield, alongside David Turnbull.

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The former Bnei Yehuda man has had to remain patient for his opportunity at Celtic Park since signing in January.

He can’t have been happy sitting out much of 2020.

However, Dahan has provided an insight into the player’s stoicism and sounds delighted with his client’s development.

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Speaking via the Scoutpush Facebook page on Thursday, he said: “A dreamy month for the humble and low floor guy who came to Celtic from Bnei Yehuda. A whole year he sat on the bench and not a few times in the stands. He runs for the same role with the fantastic and legendary captain of the team for 14 years: Scott Brown.

“A lot of players would break and give up, but not him! Not Soro! Every time there was a fall I made sure to remind him of his childhood in Ivory Coast and the dreams of playing in such a big club.


“And that’s how with a lot of will, perseverance and faith he waited for the opportunity patiently. Five games, five wins and yesterday came the cherry on top. A huge goal after 4 years!”

Soro’s biggest Celtic test awaits

Dahan then goes on to talk about the upcoming match against Rangers being ‘the real deal’.

It seems likely that Soro will retain his place in the team, despite Scott Brown’s presence.

Soro’s goal against United was just his second in professional football. His last came back in 2017 for Belarussian side FK Gomel.

That will have given him a huge shot of confidence, added to the excellent progress he is already making in the team.

Celtic manager Neil Lennon with Ismaila Soro

Celtic manager Neil Lennon with Ismaila Soro / (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

However, his biggest Celtic test is to come, and quickly. Tomorrow’s visit to Ibrox will tell us plenty more about the player.

Can he help stop an incisive counter-attacking outfit? Can he provide the protection and the muscle in the middle of the park? Can his midfield ambition translate into sustained Celtic pressure?

We don’t have long to wait to find out.

In other news, there was no sign of Christopher Jullien in today’s Celtic training.

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