With Eboue on the way, how have other African players fared at Celtic?
By Emma Sanders
Celtic hope to confirm the arrival of Kouassi Eboue soon following an agreement for a £2.8million deal, but how will the Ivory Coast star find life in Scotland?
Football Insider takes a look at five other African players and rates how they got on at Celtic.
Victor Wanyama (2011 – 2013)
The best African talent Celtic has seen. The Hoops scooped the Kenyan in 2011 for £1million and he went on to make 61 league appearances, scoring 10 goals before he signed for Southampton in a £12million deal two years later. He is now a regular first-team player under Mauricio Pochettino at Tottenham.
Kolo Toure (2016 – current)
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Toure was a valuable squad member under Rodgers at Liverpool and he has proven the same at Celtic. He’s made 13 appearances in 2016-17 since joining in the summer but he is still prone to making mistakes and will not feature regularly in the first team.
Efe Ambrose (2012 – current)
The 28-year-old has been completed overlooked by Brendan Rodgers and he has made just two appearances in Champions League qualification this season, way back in July. His contract runs out in the summer so unless a deal is made in January, he faces another six months out of the frame. He’s played 113 league games for the club though so has been a good servant.
Bobo Balde (2001 – 2009)
The defender was experienced and in the first half of his Celtic career he was very consistent. He joined for £1.28 million in 2001 and went on to make 161 league appearances for the club during an eight-year stay in Scotland. Balde drifted away in his final three years but he was a solid player for the club.
Mohamed Bangura (2011 – 2014)
He was completely unknown when he joined in August 2011 and after two-and-a-half years at the club, Bangura made just 11 Premiership appearances and only two from the starting line-up. He spent his final two seasons on loan before joining AIK Solna in Sweden.
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