Celtic podcaster Patrick McGilp has given his thoughts on Ismaïla Soro and his future at the club.
The Ivorian midfielder, having started the season very much in the first-team picture, has since found himself something of an afterthought when it comes to the Celtic squad. He hasn’t made an appearance in the league since September and has often found himself on the bench, or even out of the squad altogether.
With the January transfer window around the corner, it does look as if the writing may be on the wall when it comes to the 23-year-old, who only joined the club in January 2020, and speaking on the A Celtic State of Mind podcast, McGilp talked about what the club should do with him, stating that he would rather seek a permanent exit for Soro – but that he wouldn’t be against a loan deal, either.
He said: “I think he’s one that you can try and move on.
“I would move Soro on, try and get something permanent if you can. I’m not too sure about a loan, because I’m talking about how many options we have, but you just never know when an injury crisis is going to hit. So if we can’t sell him, I would just keep him around the place, but if you can get money for him, I’d move him on.”
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Should Soro become a regular starter?
Soro is certainly someone that hasn’t been pulling his weight this season, often ranking outside the top ten in a number of departments for Celtic, including tackles, blocks, key passes and dribbles per game, as well as pass completion (via WhoScored).
So it’s not as if he is someone that Celtic desperately need moving forward, while other than just being a body that they need in case of emergency, it does not seem as though he is likely to serve them much of a purpose, either.
The only problem is going to be trying to find someone to take him on, because if he hasn’t put in the best performances this year as the stats show, then there might not be too many suitors willing to spend money on him.