IT looks increasingly unlikely that Brendan Rodgers £3.15m (TransferMarkt) signing Eboue Kouassi has a future at Celtic under Neil Lennon. The player has come back from a bad injury sustained last November but even though he has started training with the first team squad again in recent months he’s never mentioned in Neil Lennon’s press conferences.

Due to the cruciate knee ligament injury, the 21-year-old last played in the SPFL back on the 20th October last year against Neil Lennon’s Hibernian at the time.

With the Celtic manager keen on bringing in another central midfielder which he nearly had in the summer with David Turnbull it appears Eboue’s chances could be few and far between.

The defensive midfielder is still contracted until 2021 but are Celtic now at a point where they will cut their losses in January?

It’s a large fee for Celtic to pay for no end product, this was a Lee Congerton scouted player who couldn’t establish himself under Brendan Rodgers and the bad luck with injuries have seen Kouassi fall off the Celtic radar.

Would it be prudent of the club to at least send the player out on loan to see if he can show he has something to offer by impressing elsewhere before they completely cut their losses?

At this present time, we don’t see anybody wanting to pay a fee for the player and it would be silly of the club to just pay off the player. A loan to another SPFL team could be just what the doctor ordered.