Bnei Yehuda admit it would be very hard to keep Ismaila Soro if Celtic come calling

By John McGinley

January 10, 2020

If Celtic truly want to sign Ismaila Soro, it looks possible, with his club Bnei Yehuda admitting it would be very hard to keep ahold of him if the Scottish champions submit a formal offer, The Daily Record report.

Celtic have been linked with the player for quite a while now, with The Scottish Sun reporting back in early December that the club were monitoring the player, with the Israeli club looking for a fee in the region of £3m.

Now, in the face of no formal offers from the Hoops, it looks like the Tel Aviv based club are publicly inviting the Bhoys to make a bid.

As quoted by The Record, Bnei Yehuda chief Barak Abramov said: “It’s no secret that Celtic are very interested in Ismaila.

“When such a massive club with so many thousands of fans want to sign you, it would be very hard to keep him at a small club like Bnei Yehuda.

“But at the same time, I would stress we have yet to receive a formal offer from Celtic.”

Do we need another midfielder?

Although Scott Brown and Callum McGregor have performed admirably this season, the lack of combative options in that deeper midfield position is something of a concern.

Just imagine if Brown or McGregor picked up an injury or a serious suspension in the second half of the season.

Olivier Ntcham is a great talent but he’s more suited to making an impact in the opposition half than getting stuck into the dirty work, with Soro looking like the kind of physical talent needed.

Celtic captain Scott Brown / (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Other central options such as Tom Rogic and Ryan Christie are out-and-out attackers, while Nir Bitton has been fashioned into more of a centre-back.

Recruiting in the position doesn’t seem that bad an idea then, especially if we can move on deadwood like Eboue Kouassi.

There’s been a lot of chatter about potential incoming players over the last couple of weeks. Are we about to see the club start to commit on Neil Lennon’s main targets?