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Imminent January deal for £3million 20-year-old midfielder would benefit Celtic in the long-run

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Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers is weighing up a short-term loan deal for 20-year-old midfielder Eboue Kouassi, and Werder Bremen, Genk, Standard Liege and Amiens have all expressed interest to have the Ivorian.

Kouassi arrived from Russian side Krasnodar last January for £3million, but the man tipped as the long-term successor to captain Scott Brown has made just 9 appearances since then – no thanks to injuries.

A loan exit until summer is on the cards, and it could be of huge benefits to Celtic going forward.

Kouassi is without a doubt one for the future given his potential, and any club that land him now will most likely be hoping to retain him permanently at the end of the season.

However, such attempts must be rebuffed as the Ivory Coast is without a doubt the perfect player and mould to replace Brown.

On loan, the energetic, excellent-passing and tough-tackling Kouassi will have all the time to grow into the top player he’s being tipped to become.

It will be hard for Celtic to keep such talent for the long-term, though, but he could be the next Virgil van Dijk in terms of becoming a source of another huge windfall even after he leaves Parkhead.