Celtic midfielder Ismaila Soro has been linked with a surprising move to Tottenham Hotspur.

Reported by The Daily Mail, the Londoners are considering the possibility of luring the Ivorian to the Premier League. Signed for around £2 million in January 2020 [SunSport], he made his debut in the 5-0 drubbing of Ross County last September [BBC]

Though not the finished article for Celtic, Soro has been a reliable presence in the holding role when called upon in 2020/21. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to influence football finances, even the top clubs are scoping out creative avenues of recruitment.

Despite his involvement at the Hoops on a regular basis this campaign, it is said that a work permit may still be an issue [The Daily Mail]. Celtic are getting set for an enormous rebuild moving in 2021/22. We could have to contend with the loss of another important asset.

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In demand: Ismaila Soro / (Photo by Craig Williamson/SNS Group via Getty Images)

Still a developing talent, but losing Soro to Tottenham Hotspur would come as a bitter blow to Celtic

As Celtic captain Scott Brown departs for Aberdeen, many view Soro as the future of the Hoops holding midfield role. Growing into his time in Glasgow, he has went on to 20 appearances this season [Transfermarkt].

 

Adding an energetic feel to the midfield, Soro has proven to be a really promising acquisition so far for Celtic. Averaging a successful pass rate of 90.1%, he hold the best pass completion rate in the entire Hoops squad [WhoScored].

Defensively, Soro has also proved his worth making around 1.9 tackles and 1.4 interceptions every 90 minutes [WhoScored]. Very much a work in progress, in years to come Soro should blossom in a hooped jersey. It would be a shame to lose such a talented player in the infancy of his Hoops career.

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