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Celtic Set To Pocket £1.3m As Belgian Club Secure Deal For Ivorian Star

Celtic Set To Pocket £1.3m As Belgian Club Secure Deal For Ivorian Star

Racing Genk have taking up their option to buy Celtic midfielder Eboue Kouassi, according to Het Balang van Limburg.

The Belgian newspaper reports the Ivorian is now a Genk player after signing a four-year contract with the Jupiler Pro League side.

Kouassi moved to Belgium on an initial six-month loan deal back in January but he has impressed enough for them to trigger their €1.5m (£1.3m) purchase clause.

The Hoops have still taken a hit on the £3m they paid Krasnodar for the 22-year-old in January 2017 but, considering his lack of game time following his move to Scotland, they will be happy to receive a significant sum to get him off their books.

Kouassi only made 22 appearances during his three and a half years at Celtic Park, with a cruciate ligament injury during the 2018/19 campaign having also seriously hindered his progress with the Scottish champions. He will be hoping for a fresh start in Belgium.