Celtic outcast Eboue Kouassi could be on the move in the January transfer window, according to a report.
The Scottish Sun are reporting that Belgian side Genk are ‘favourites’ to sign the player who has not featured once for the Hoops this season.
The report goes on to state that the move will initially be a loan one, with the possibility of an option to buy.
Move would benefit player and club
Should the move go ahead, it would benefit both the player and the club. Kouassi has not played for the Hoops since suffering an injury in the Betfred Cup semi-final against Hearts back in 2018.
He has once more fully fit, but does not seem to be in manager Neil Lennon’s plans. The player will be keen to play regular football, which he has not done since joining the Hoops in 2017 from Krasnodar.
Unable to hold down regular first-team spot
To be fair, it is not easy to break into the part of the Celtic side with most competition. Kouassi has had to compete with the likes of Scott Brown and Callum McGregor in the middle of the park, and he has not been able to make the breakthrough.
A loan to buy move sounds like a good deal for Celtic and Genk. Should Kouassi impress in his time in Belgium, then both parties can hopefully work together to get a deal done.
If not, then the player can return to Glasgow. However, due to his lack of first-team opportunities, you imagine tat the player will be keen to succeed in Belgium.
Celtic have done well so far this month in moving on players who seem to have little chance of regular first-team football. Lewis Morgan and Scott Sinclair fall into that category.
So does Kouassi. Therefore, the Hoops should move to ensure that the player is off the club’s books before the end of the January transfer window.