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26th Mar, 2018 | 1:49pm

Forgotten Celtic player needs loan exit to revive stagnating Parkhead career

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Celtic midfielder Eboue Kouassi has had an up and down time at the Hoops since joining the club from Krasnodar for a fee of £3million last season.

The forgotten player’s first season was interrupted by injuries and a bout of malaria, whilst this season he suffered a knee injury against Kilmarnock which kept him out of action for three months.

However, after recovering from his injury the 20-year-old must have impressed during the winter break training in Dubai, as he started a run of three league games directly following the Hoops’ return to action.

Sadly for the player, he hasn’t featured since a poor performance in the Europa League defeat to Zenit, where he was substituted at half-time.

The player is still only young and has a long career ahead of him, but his lack of game time is in danger of stagnating his career, as only started eight games this season.

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A move on loan next season could go a long way to help the player, perhaps even to another Scottish Premiership side. That certainly helped Kristoffer Ajer, who after a season with Kilmarnock is now firmly established in the Hoops first-team.

At an outlay of £3million, you have perhaps expected a bit more from Kouassi then he has shown so far in his year with the Hoops, a loan move could help to begin that process.

In other Celtic news, the Hoops are set to play Ireland in Scott Brown’s testimonial

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