Celtic manager Neil Lennon has confirmed Celtic’s interest in Ivorian defensive midfielder Ismaila Soro. The 21-year-old has impressed for Israeli side Bnei Yehuda this season and is attracting interest from around Europe.
The Daily Record reports that the Celtic boss has confirmed that the club is pondering a move for Soro. Nick Hammond has sent scouts to monitor the performances of the young midfielder and they have reportedly been impressed by what they have seen so far.
Soro previously spent time playing for Moldovan club FC Saxan and Belarusian side FC Gomel but has been playing in Israel since 2018. The Sun has reported that his current club is looking for around £3 million for the midfielder. They are growing increasingly aware of the interest in Soro, and rate him very highly.
Bnei Yehuda manager Yossi Abukasis said: ”We will only sell Soro if we get an offer which matches our valuation. We know what he is worth. We know there is growing interest in him and a lot of European clubs have watched him.”
Soro is a relatively unknown quantity seeing as he is plying his trade in Israel. However, Celtic could do with some reinforcements in midfield. This need will only grow as 34-year-old captain Scott Brown gets older.
The Hoops could prove to be an appealing destination for the young Ivorian. If he continues to develop, it could prove to be a shrewd acquisition at Celtic Park.