Last week Celtic announced that midfielder Ismaila Soro had completed a medical with the club and subject to work permit issues was set to sign for the Scottish champions.

Now it appears that confirmation of his transfer is edging closer.

STV have published footage of the player at Glasgow Airport this afternoon ahead of finalising his move.

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All smiles, the player is clearly excited to get started at Celtic.

He shared that excitement with Israeli media outlets over the weekend, where fans of his old club Bnei Yehuda have been left upset by his departure.

Soro also has major ambitions to make a name for himself in British football, revealing he is already eyeing a move to the Premier League, where he harbours dreams to play for Liverpool after impressing at the Hoops.

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As quoted by ONE, he said: “I’m really happy to make a career because Celtic is a great team. It’s flattering to take my career to the next level and face such a challenge.

 

“It was so exciting when I was informed that I was officially joining Celtic, I was very happy that the deal was finally closed and I said thank you to the club.

“After Celtic I would like to play in the Premier League and Liverpool, that’s why the Scottish League will be very good for me.”

Ambition is a benefit to Celtic

Although some supporters may be taken aback to hear comments about his desire to play for another team before he’s even finalised his  Glasgow switch, for me, that kind of ambition is a positive.

We’ve known for a while that players see the Hoops as a stepping stone towards bigger things. Virgil van Dijk and Moussa Dembele are the most notable examples in recent years, with Odsonne Edouard likely to follow.

Former Celtic defender Virgil van Dijk

Former Celtic defender Virgil van Dijk / (Photo by Steve Welsh/Getty Images)

If Soro is good enough to warrant eventual interest from clubs in a top-five league then it says a lot about our scouting and ability to bring this kind of talent to Celtic Park before they are discovered by others.

It’ll also mean he’s playing well for us in the meantime and could one day land us a bumper fee.

Let’s hope he can show off his ability as we chase nine-in-a-row.

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