NEIL LENNON has confirmed that a deal has been struck to bring midfielder Ismaila Soro to Celtic.

The 21-year-old Ivorian will arrive from Israeli club Bnei Yehuda, but there is NO chance he will make his debut against Partick Thistle in the Scottish Cup at Firhill tomorrow night.

Hoops boss Lennon, speaking to BBC Sport, said: “We’re just waiting for the paperwork being done. Hopefully, that can be resolved over the next few days.

“He’s strong, technically very good, quick across the ground and hungry.”

Soro, rated in the £2million bracket, hit a delay in his proposed move, as CQN reported earlier today.

The champions have a Premiership game against Kilmarnock at Rugby Park on Wednesday, but it is more likely the anchorman could feature in the Irishman’s squad for the visit of Ross County to Glasgow a week tomorrow.

Soro will be Lennon’s second signing of the month, following the £3.5million arrival of Polish striker Patryk Klimala from Jagiellonia Bialystok.

The Parkhead gaffer added: “We’ve done a lot of work on him and did a lot of work on Klimala and we got him in the building.

“So, it’s good to get a couple of players in to freshen things up a little bit.”


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