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Report: Celtic give trials to two African youngsters thanks to ex-Rangers defender

Celtic are handing trials to midfielder Mandala Konte and striker Kabongo Kassongo.

Celtic will take a look at AS Kaloum duo Mandala Konte and Kabongo Kassongo, according to reports from The Scotsman.

The Bhoys cast their net wide in search of new players, with manager Ronny Deila already signing players from Belgium (Jason Denayer), Bulgaria (Aleksandar Tonev), Ghana (Mubarak Wakaso), Serbia (Stefan Scepovic) and Sweden (John Guidetti).

It now seems that two players from Guinean side AS Kaloum could will make their way to Glasgow, with The Scotsman suggesting trials are on offer to Konte and Kassongo.

Konte, a Guinean midfielder and Kassongo, a Congolese striker, will arrive in Scotland in March to begin two-week trials with the club after an agreement was in part brokered by a former Rangers defender.

Ivorian-born French defender Basile Boli spent one season at Ibrox in the 90's, and is now working as an advisor to AS Kaloum president Bouba Sampil.

It's believed that Boli has helped strike a deal with Celtic where the Bhoys will get to try out some of Kaloum's best players, which begins with Konte and Kassongo.

Information on the duo is scarce, but they are both highly rated in Guinea, and will be given the chance to impress manager Deila next month ahead of a proposed partnership between Celtic and Kaloum.

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