With Scott Brown recent discussing how is career is into it’s final few years, Brendan Rodgers has a big task in replacing what is arguably Celtic’s most important player – ahead of Moussa Dembele and Kieran Tierney.
Fortunately for the supporters of the Hoops, Rodgers has recognised the task in some of the signings he has already made.
Eboue Kouassi hasn’t featured much since joining the Bhoys in January 2016 for a fee of £3million from Krasnodar. He has struggled firstly with malaria then an ankle injury.
But the 20-year-old has plenty of time on his side, and as a central midfielder he can learn from one of the best around in Brown, how to play the game.
Kouassi seems likely to be Brown’s long-term replacement, but Olivier Ntcham could also feature in the central midfield role.
The £4.5million summer signing from Manchester City has at times lost his place in the first-team, but the Hoops play far better when he is in the team, as was shown when he came on as a second-half substitute in the goal less Old Firm derby.
Ntcham can play in a partnership with Brown but he could replace him in the future, as both players share a similar dynamic style of play.
Rodgers will be hoping that he doesn’t have to replace senior star Brown for a while yet, but when the day comes he seems to have the players who can step-in.
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