Souleymane Coulibaly has advice for Kouassi Eboue

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Kilmarnock striker Souleymane Coulibaly backs Kouassi Eboue to be a success at Celtic.

Kilmarnock striker Souleymane Coulibaly has told The Scottish Sun that he is happy to see Kouassi Eboue join Celtic in the January transfer window.

Eboue has moved to Scottish Premiership giants Celtic from Russian club Krasnodar.

According to The Scottish Sun, the Bhoys had to pay Krasnodar a transfer fee of £2.8 million in order to secure the services of the 19-year-old midfielder.

Kilmarnock striker Coulibaly is happy to see his fellow Ivorian join Brendan Rodgers’s side and has also given the teenager some advice.

Kouassi Eboue

“I am delighted to see Kouassi sign for Celtic,” the 22-year-old told The Scottish Sun. “This is a great opportunity for him and I’m very happy for him that it’s happened.

“Kilmarnock will play against him and it will be difficult for us because he’s a good player — and this is a great move for him personally.”

“My advice to him would be to work hard and try to keep his place in the Celtic first team,” added Coulibaly. “They have a lot of quality but he will develop because he’s young and he has a good attitude.

“Scottish football is a very different style of football to what he will have been used to in Russia. It’s not enough to be a talented footballer in Scotland. He’ll need more than ability.

“He’ll need to work hard in this league to show how good a player he can be. But he’s a boy with a really good attitude and I expect him to show that in Scotland.”

Kouassi Eboue

Celtic are at the top of the Scottish Premiership table at the moment with 58 points from 20 matches.

The Hoops are 19 points clear of second-placed and Old Firm rivals Rangers and have a game in hand.

Rodgers’s side will return to action on Sunday afternoon when they take on Albion Rovers away from home at the Exsel Group Stadium in the fourth round of the Scottish Cup.

The Bhoys are firm favourites to win the league title this season and should be able to wrap it up with ease.

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