Celtic misfit midfielder Eboue Kouassi has told his agent to find him a new club in January, Football Insider understands.
The central midfielder, 21, made the last of his 22 Hoops appearances in October of last year and has not even made a matchday squad this season.
A Celtic source has told Football Insider the Ivorian is looking to move on from Parkhead either on loan or permanently.
It remains to be seen if Celtic are willing for him to go on a full-time transfer, especially as their chances of recouping a major chunk of his £3million transfer fee appear remote.
Kouassi has not played for over a year even though he is training with the first-team squad and is fully recovered from the cruciate ligament knee injury he sustained in October 2018.
He signed from Russian club Krasnodar in January 2017 and was spoken highly of by ex-manager Brendan Rodgers, who tipped him to become Scott Brown’s successor as the midfield anchorman at Celtic.
He told the Record in January of last year: “Eboue’s brilliant in training, he does everything, and longer term he will certainly fulfill that role when Scott moves on.”
Neil Lennon does not appear to share Rodgers’ enthusiasm for Eboue’s first-team potential and he has not had a look-in since his return from injury this summer.
Celtic tried to sign Victor Wanyama on loan from Tottenham in August and are likely to look for another central midfielder in January.