Ivory Coast call up Celtic star Ismaila Soro for international debut
Celtic star Ismaila Soro has been called up by the Ivory Coast.
The Elephants – a great nickname for a national team, by the way – have two friendlies lined up. Burkina Faso and Ghana will provide the opposition, with French coach Patrice Baumelle keen to use squad options [FIFCIV].
Soro has been named alongside the likes of Franck Kessié of AC Milan, Amad Diallo of Manchester United and Serge Aurier of Tottenham Hotspur [V Sportif].
A Twitter account attributed to his agent, Dudu Dahan, confirmed the news:
Congratulations to Ismailia SORO #ivorycoast 🟢🟠 national team #Respect ami. pic.twitter.com/wHIEPqtM7Y
— Dudu Dahan (@dududahan555) May 20, 2021
Soro joins a spate of international players at Celtic. Kristoffer Ajer is a Norway regular, while Scotland have 6 Celtic players going to Euro 2020. Odsonne Edouard is likely to be Olympics-bound with France.
It’s an exciting development, certainly. Soro has had a strange season, albeit a moderately successful one. On a personal level, at the very least. The smiley Ivorian midfielder has won supporters over, with his energetic, high-pressing game. Skilled as a tackler and a passer, there are high hopes for the 23-year-old.
Ivory Coast international Ismaila Soro: the next pricey Celtic departure?
Now, don’t bite my head off: I want Ismaila Soro around for as long as possible.
There’s a great player, there. With more game-time and opportunities, he could become a Celtic must-start. Already, plenty of supporters see him that way, ourselves included. For membership into the Ismaila Soro CSC, get in touch.
But from a financial perspective, this is good news. Soro being a full international, all being well, will only add to his value. With Tottenham rumoured to be sniffing around, the Ivorian could be the next player to leave the Bhoys for a significant fee. The buy-low sell-high tactic might well be in effect for Soro long-term.
Obviously, so much depends on him playing regular football this season. However, you’d imagine the next Celtic manager will have no issue about slotting the energetic, technically-gifted midfielder into the side. As a direct replacement for Scott Brown, Soro has looked the business.
Thinking ahead, Soro might become a very expensive talent. Clearly, the Ivory Coast boss values him, and that’s got to mean he’s doing something right.