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Celtic set to secure ‘next Wanyama’ Kouassi Eboue

Celtic are closing in on the signing of African teenager Kouassi Eboue.

The Daily Express is reporting that the Scottish giants have agreed a £2.8million fee with Russian side FC Krasnodar for the 19-year-old Ivory Coast midfielder.

Eboue's agent, Yves Amagbegnon, believes his client can become Celtic's next Victor Wanyama, who arrived at the Glasgow club as a relatively unknown defensive midfielder and is now a star at Tottenham Hotspur, via Southampton.

"Eboue is not yet at the level of Wanyama but I believe he can reach this standard in a year and will have lots of clubs interested in him," said Amagbegnon.

"Just like Wanyama, Eboue is a powerful player and wants to learn. He is ready for this move, even though he is very young and has not played many games in Russia.

"Eboue had other options across Europe and the chance to stay in Russia, but he was impressed by what Brendan Rodgers has planned for him at Celtic.

"Celtic is a great club and if everything is OK then this is a very good move for the player."

Andrew Slevison
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