Celtic find themselves in a solid position in terms of their hopes for securing the SPFL title.
In his first season in charge of the Hoops, Ange Postecoglou has taken Celtic to the top of the league table with 33 games played.
With a six-point gap over their Old Firm rivals Rangers in second place, the Bhoys have won 26 games, drawn four and lost three throughout the season.
However, one player that hasn’t contributed that much to Celtic’s campaign is midfielder Ismaila Soro.
With 19 appearances to his name across all competitions, the 23-year-old has only started six of them, highlighting just how far down the pecking order he is.
Even when the £10.5k-per-week midfielder has been able to get on the pitch, he hasn’t been particularly impressive, earning himself a rather uninspiring overall rating of 6.46/10 from WhoScored for his league performances.
This makes him the third-lowest rated player to start at least one league game for the Bhoys this season.
Having been linked with a transfer move away from the Parkhead club during the previous January transfer window, the upcoming summer window could now be the right time for the Hoops to move him on.
Should this finally happen, one figure that Celtic have been mentioned with that could be an ideal replacement for Soro is Coventry City midfielder, Gustavo Hamer.
Back in March, it was reported that the Bhoys are interested in signing the midfielder, who has found the back of the net three times this season and provided 10 assists this season prior to Coventry’s match against AFC Bournemouth.
Described as being like a “terrier” on the pitch that has “a lot of technique and skill on the ball” by Dutch football expert Michael Bell, Hamer has shown that technique by racking up a total of 162 crosses in the Championship this season.
Having also made a total of 42 tackles and the second-highest number of interceptions out of anyone in Coventry’s squad, the 24-year-old could be an ideal all-round replacement for Soro.
Labelled as an “unbelievable” player by Marko Marosi, Hamer is reportedly valued at £5m by his current club, which, in our view, is a fee that the Hoops should definitely consider coughing up to sign the midfield machine this summer, especially if they manage to get rid of Soro.