Date: 16th January 2020 at 6:34pm
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Ismaila Soro’s long delayed move to Celtic looks like being completed this weekend.

The midfielder appeared to have played his last match for Bnei Yehuda at the weekend but was back in action last night in an Israeli Cup tie.

Earlier today there were reports of a dispute between agents representing Soro but late this afternoon it seems that a deal was struck that suits all parties.

The Sun reports:

ISMAILA SORO is set to fly to Glasgow in the next 48 hours to complete a £2million move to Celtic. SunSport understands a deal to sign the Ivory Coast midfielder has been finalised with Bnei Yehuda.

Soro’s transfer had been held up due to a dispute between the Israeli club and the players’ representatives. But after crunch talks with Bnei Yehuda owner Barak Abramov in Tel Aviv, the 21-year-old was given the green light to travel to Scotland.

Soro will have to undergo a medical before signing for Celtic with an application for a work permit likely to already have been filed.

The midfielder has been with Bnei for two years with Celtic well represented in Israel through Nir Bitton and Hatem Abd Elhamed.

With no winter break in Israel Soro shouldn’t be far away from Celtic’s fitness levels and looks like being pitched into the central midfield area that Scott Brown and Callum McGregor have called their own over the last few months.