Celtic have finally announced the long waited signing of Ismaila Soro, as the 21 year old signs a four and a half year deal with the Scottish champions pending work permits.

Celtic had already agreed terms with Israeli club Bnei Yehuda and also Soro passed his medical in the last 24 hours.

Ismaila Soro

Soro could be the defensive midfielder the Hoops have been crying out for as at times we have lacked that physical bite in the centre of the pitch.

Neil Lennon has been trying to get his man signed since the start of this transfer window and after a long wait, its finally came.

Ismaila is still over in Israel and will most likely be heading over to start his new life in Glasgow very soon.

This will be a step up for the 21 year old and one of the biggest tests of his career as players need to hit the ground running or suffer the same fates as Jack Hendry and Kouassi.