Celtic’s alleged interest in Ismaila Soro appears to have come to a halt.
This morning quotes from Israel emerged suggested that the midfielder was on his way from Bnei Yehuda to the Scottish champions.
That was enough to fuel a day of speculation but the handling of Soro was in stark contrast to how Jagiellonia have handled the transfer of Patryk Klimala. Not a word has come from the Polish club with the green light coming from a journalist followed by the player arriving at Glasgow Airport.
This morning the Daily Record reported:
The Hoops are closing in on the £2m rated talent and former Israel manager Elisha Levy – who was only appointed last week – admits he’s resigned to Soro moving to Glasgow.
He said: “Ismailia Soro’s transfer deal to Celtic has been closed in principle and he is expected to leave in the near future. When I took this job I knew he was going, so this isn’t a surprise to me.
“It just means we will have to look for reinforcements in his position. Of course it will be difficult because Soro is an excellent player. He was very committed against Hapoel and professional. He was clearly be a big loss to the team. And it will be up to me to find a good replacement for him.”
Throughout today there has been no follow up to the quotes from Levy, no words coming out of Israel or reports of the player arriving at Glasgow Airport.
Soro may well turn out to become a Celtic player but it looks like his club manager has either picked things up wrongly or the quotes have been lost somewhere in translation.