Celtic midfielder Eboue Kouassi has recently completed a loan move to Genk. The Hoops player joined the Belgian side until the end of the season, as confirmed by the Hoops website.
Kouassi has failed to make the breakthrough since moving to the Hoops three years ago, so it is not much of a surprise that he is on the move.
The Daily Record reports that the loan deal has the option to be made permanent at the end of the season, so we may have seen the last of Kouassi in a Celtic jersey.
Some Celtic fans on social media have been commenting on the news that the player has left the club.
One fan wished him ‘all the best’ whilst another was hopeful that he would return to Celtic next season and ‘come back a player’.
“Get some game time”
Here are some of the best reactions to Kouassi’s exit from social media:
Hopefully he'll get some game time and come back a player.
— Johnny Frimpong Bolingoli 🍀🍀 (@J0hnnyboy67) January 23, 2020
All the best to the lad. 🍀
— Chris Brown (@C_Brown79) January 23, 2020
Good luck to him. Hope he proves his worth and comes back strong
— James MacDonald (@fluffit_prince) January 23, 2020
Hopefully he gets some good experience for when he returns
— Shorty (@ShortySan86) January 23, 2020
He's had horrible bad luck at Celtic. I hope he can get his fitness back and be able to come back in the summer to claim a place in the team
— Call it as I see it (@pauloftarsis1) January 23, 2020
Good luck Eboue
— Sean 🏴 (@Seany_CFC) January 23, 2020
Bet he turns out to be decent and we'll wish we had subbed Brown more in games we had already put to bed to allow him to develop , Then we'll do the same with Soro and moan about that as well. 😏
— AJ (@Joker___87) January 23, 2020
Good luck, King 👑🙌
— Matthew (@Matthewwright_0) January 23, 2020
What is most interesting about the comments from the Hoops support is that so many fans seem to think that he still has a future at the club.
Perhaps unlikely to return to club
That is perhaps more in hope than anything else. With the lack of games he has played, it doesn’t seem that likely that he will feature for the Hoops should he return to the club at the end of the season.
Still, that will be up to Neil Lennon, Genk and the player to decide. Should he do well in Belgium Celtic might want the player to return to the club, but at the moment, it looks like his time with the Hoops will be coming to an end.