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4th Jan, 2017 | 5:03pm

Celtic fans react on Twitter as club close in on first January transfer, player pictured at club

By Matt Farr

Celtic are reported to be closing in on the signing of 19-year-old midfield sensation Kouassi Eboue – and fans on Twitter are optimistic about what he can offer.

According to the Daily Record, a £2.5million fee has already been agreed between Celtic and Eboue’s current club FC Krasnodar, and personal terms have been discussed.

Eboue was pictured leaving Celtic Park on Wednesday following talks, but must wait for work permit clearance before he can officially sign.

The club have not yet made an official announcement, but Celtic fans have already taken to social media to have their say on what looks set to be Brendan Rodgers’ first January signing.

Here are some of their messages on Twitter:

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Most Celtic fans admit they do not know much about their pending new signing, but the young Ivorian has already made a significant splash on the European scene.

From 18 appearances in all competitions for FC Krasnodar this season, Eboue has contributed one goal and two assists. He has become an important first-team player in Russia, and appeared in six of Krasnodar’s Europa League group-stage games earlier in the campaign.

If a deal gets pushed through in time, Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers will be looking for Eboue to join up with his squad during their winter Dubai training camp, to help him integrate into the setup before Celtic’s next game against Albion in the Scottish Cup on 22 January.

In other Celtic news, the Hoops have joined the hunt for this much-coveted Championship midfielder.