Celtic are on the verge of signing Bnei Yehuda midfielder Ismaila Soro, according to a report from Israeli outlet Sport 1.
The report states that the Hoops and Yehuda have agreed on a deal that will see the player sign a four-and-a-half-year contract.
The outlet goes on to say that the player will earn around €400,000 per season and the fee is €2.5 million Euros. Today, that converts to around £6,500-a-week in wages, and a transfer fee of around £2.13 million.
The report also reveals that the player can now travel to Glasgow to complete the deal following other commitments at the Israeli club.
Second high-profile deal in less than a week
Should the deal go through, then it will be the second high-profile move made by the Hoops in the last week, following the signing of Patryk Klimala.
Celtic will now have spent over five million pounds in the last week, which is a decent return after what could be considered a slow start to the transfer window.
As Soro is a central midfielder, it will be interesting to see where he fits into the Celtic squad. The good thing is that the player has been a regular for his team this season. That means that he won’t have any issues with his fitness, and can hopefully become a regular for the Hoops in the very near future.
Move seems like a sensible one
The move to sign Soro, should it happen, seems like a sensible one. Celtic need to rest the likes of Callum McGregor and Scott Brown far more often than they do. That could now happen if Soro joins the Hoops.
Obviously we will have to wait and see if the deal goes through. Anything can happen with transfers. However, the fact that Celtic are willing to spend over two million pounds on the player shows that Neil Lennon and Nick Hammond must rate him highly.
Hopefully he completes the deal as soon as possible and is at Celtic Park for next Saturday’s home tie against Ross County.