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Celtic midfielder on three man transfer shortlist, loan with a view to buy deal – Sport Witness

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Bought from FC Krasnodar last January for around £3m, Eboue Kouassi has yet to convince Brendan Rodgers he should be a regular starer at Celtic Park.

Only 20 years of age, the Ivorian still has plenty of time to make a name for himself at Celtic, but he could end up going elsewhere too.

According to DH in Belgium, Standard Liège are said to have included the young defensive midfielder on a three man shortlist to strengthen their side ahead of the second half of the season.

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With Ibrahima Seck edging closer to a move to Genk, the Belgian outlet seem to hint it could come down between the Celtic player and Yacouba Sylla, whose name you might recognise from his Aston Villa days, currently at Rennes in France.

Standard aren’t looking to spend much, and that means any attempt to bring Kouassi to Belgium would have to be done in the form of a loan (with a potential view to buy down the line).

No offer has been made yet, but if Rennes prove stubborn in selling Yacouba Sylla, the Jupiler Pro League side could end up focusing their efforts on prying the youngster away from Celtic Park.



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