Report: Celtic midfielder being lined up for loan move to Serbia

By Lewis Laird

June 22, 2022

Celtic midfielder Ismaila Soro is poised to leave the club on loan with Partizan Belgrade lining up a move, according to a report from Football Scotland.

The 24-year-old joined the Hoops back in 2020 under former manager Neil Lennon from Israeli side Bnei Yehuda for a fee believed to be in the region of £2 million [Scottish Sun].

Soro failed to make an appearance during his first six months with the club but was handed an opportunity in the side during the 2020/21 campaign. Many Celtic fans were impressed with what Soro had to offer during his early performances, which left them hopeful that he could be a valuable player for new boss Ange Postecoglou.

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But despite featuring during the early stages of Postecoglou’s time at Celtic Park, it became clear that the midfielder didn’t have a future with the club.

And the latest on his future comes from Football Scotland who believe a loan move to Serbian side Partizan Belgrade could be next for him.

Sides from the US and Israel were reportedly interested in a move for Soro in January [Sun Sport]. A move to Holland was also scuppered at the last minute due to a paperwork issue, which saw him remain at Parkhead for the rest of the season.

Celtic exit for Ismaila Soro is the best solution for everyone

With Soro clearly having no future at the club, it is the best move for all parties that the midfielder heads out on loan to try and rebuild his career once again.

A move to Serbia should give him a fresh start and the chance to build up his stock again before being moved on by the club permanently this summer.

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One of Ange Postecoglou’s objectives would have been to move on some of the deadwood currently at the club.

So far, he has achieved that during an early stage in the transfer window, with Vasilis Barkas moving to Utrecht, and Soro could be the next player to depart on loan.

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