Amid the recent rumours linking him to Tottenham, it’s interesting to note that Ismaila Soro has already highlighted who he wants to play for after Celtic.
A report from the Daily Mail earlier this week claimed that Tottenham were eyeing up Soro. This will have come as a surprise to many given the Ivorian has only played 22 times for the club.
It’s a story that had Celtic fans insistent that he was going nowhere. Unsurprisingly, many Spurs fans weren’t too keen – something that probably comes from his lack of playing time this season.
But Soro has already highlighted the club he wants to play for when he leaves Celtic. Speaking after signing from Bnei Yehuda in January 2020, the midfielder hit out with his future plans to play at Anfield when he leaves Parkhead.
As quoted by the Scottish Sun, Soro said: “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. 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.”
No reason why Ismaila Soro can’t dream big after Celtic
It’s clear that the midfielder has some lofty ambitions he wants to reach. And why not? He certainly has the talent to be a stand-out at Parkhead – something he’s already shown this season.
Soro’s misfortune comes from the fact that he’s playing in the same position as Scott Brown and Callum McGregor. For some reason, Neil Lennon and John Kennedy have simply refused to drop either for a prolonged period of time. Even more worryingly is the fact that neither have impressed this season.
The same couldn’t be said for Soro, who thrived during his 10-game run in the team between December and January. Why he was actually dropped? That truly is anybody’s guess considering Brown has hardly shone in recent weeks either.
It should only be a matter of time before Soro is indeed recognised at Celtic, thankfully. Brown will be off to Aberdeen in the summer, and that leaves a spot in the team that looks perfect for Soro to take.
Of course, any interest from Tottenham would likely turn his head, so long as it’s genuine. He may view a move to London as the perfect place to perform and catch Liverpool’s eye. It’s not as if the Merseysiders buy directly from Parkhead these days.
But hopefully the board and the player realise that his development is best suited in Glasgow for the foreseeable future. Soro still has so much to do at Celtic – becoming a first-team regular being priority number one.