A number of Celtic fans have given their thoughts on the news that Eboue Kouassi has left Parkhead to link up with Genk on a permanent basis.
The 22-year-old joined the Hoops from Russian outfit Krasnodar for a reported £2.8million under Brendan Rodgers’ watch in January 2017.
However, Kouassi failed to make much of an impact at Celtic, with just 22 appearances in all competitions across four seasons.
The midfielder also failed to score a goal under first Rodgers and later Neil Lennon, and was shipped out on loan to Genk in January.
Now, the Belgians have confirmed the signing of the Ivorian on a four-year contract.
“KRC Genk has activated the option to buy midfielder Eboue Kouassi, 22,” read a club statement, as translated by the Daily Record. “The Ivorian midfielder is taken outright from Celtic. Kouassi is now signed up until 2024.
“Due to a minor injury and the (global health) crisis, he has only played in four games so far, but Kouassi was in the starting XI for three games and completed the 90 minutes in the last two. He was able to convince everyone at the club of his qualities.”
The move could be followed by Ianis Hagi completing a permanent move from Genk to Rangers.
Here is what some Celtic fans on social media made of the news:
Will always be remembered for that performance against zenit
— joshua (@joshyboy188) May 25, 2020
We got actual money for him? Bonus
— Ryan Connell (@RyanConnell84) May 25, 2020
never got a chance. looked good too.
— aaron (@kingeddy22) May 25, 2020
— Nico ?? (@NicoG91) May 25, 2020
Looks like Genk would rather have one of our rejects than Sevco superstar Hagi
— wits the goalie doin?!!? (@SKane695) May 25, 2020
Good luck to the boy. Definitely has potential, but just couldn’t quite make 1st 11 for us.
— Glasgow’s Green & White (@top_tipz) May 25, 2020
Sad to see Kouassi go I though there was a player in there
— Ryan (@Ryan13his) May 25, 2020
Kouassi leave for Gent
Hagi is a Gent player
Rangers sign Hagi
So Ranger pay for us offloading Kouassi??
Lawwell…yer some man
— Spalding-Hoops?? (@Spalding_hoops) May 25, 2020