Bnei Yehunda manager Yossi Abukasi has warned Celtic and other interested clubs that they will not sell midfielder Ismaila Soro for below his market value.
The Hoops were linked with a £3m move for the 21-year-old earlier this week, but Abukasi has claimed there are plenty of teams keen on signing up the player and they’ll keep to their asking price:
“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, even just this week.”
Ligue One club Dijon are believed to be the club that scouted Soro during Bnei Yehunda’s 1-1 draw against Hapoel Ra’anan last night.
The Ivorian’s current contract expires in 2021 so his club are under no pressure to sell in the January transfer window. It means Celtic will have a battle on their hands to secure the midfielder’s signature.
Manager Neil Lennon has repeatedly said that the Scottish champions will be focusing their attention on signing another striker so a move for Soro may not be on the top of the club’s list of priorities. There is, therefore, no guarantee that the player will make the switch to Parkhead.