Tottenham Hostpur supporters don’t seem to know what they might be getting in Ismaila Soro.

The Ivorian midfielder, a revelation this season, has been linked with a move away from Celtic Park. Manager-less Spurs are the reported suitors, according to the Daily Mail.

Only 22-years-old, Soro is a potentially exciting talent. He’s already shown in flashes that he’s an energetic, ball carrying midfielder. His slight frame belies a ruggedness, with incredible enthusiasm to break up moves and turn defence into attack. Celtic supporters are distraught by the idea of losing him.

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At least for Celtic, though, there’s the chance of a windfall. Having paid £2m for the Ivorian midfielder, there’s precedent for Spurs spending big on defensive enforcers. From Lyon, Tanguy Ndombele commanded a £53m fee [BBC]. Largely, his price was based on his performances in Ligue 1, and Celtic can’t expect that much. At least, though, the Bhoys are well-placed to demand significant sums for their prospect.

Inevitably, because Soro plays in Scotland, there’s cynicism. Ignoring the fact that they had Victor Wanyama, who was a breakout star in his first season at Spurs. Or Virgil van Dijk, Kieran Tierney or Andy Robertson.

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Celtic midfielder Ismaila Soro / (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Spurs fans not entirely keen on Ismaila Soro transfer, but that’s not just down to the player

The fact that Tottenham are without a manager seems to be the key problem here. Just like when Celtic are linked to players, questions arise. “Who’s he for?” is a legitimate thing to ask when there’s no head coach in place.

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Still, the criticism of Daniel Levy in these tweets implies dissatisfaction with the Spurs board’s spending. Despite a brand-new stadium and a transfer spend of around £100m this season [Transfermarkt].

Here are some reactions from Spurs fans about the news:


Clearly, they just don’t know lucky they are if they were to land the Ivorian midfielder. Fingers crossed he’s at Celtic Park for 21-22.

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