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Does Kouassi Eboue have Celtic lifeline?

Eboue Kouassi of Celtic arrives at the stadium prior to the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Celtic and Rangers at Celtic Park on March 12, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Does Celtic midfielder Kouassi Eboue have a lifeline at the club?

Eboue Kouassi of Celtic arrives at the stadium prior to the Scottish Premier League match between Celtic and Rangers at Celtic Park on April 29, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Celtic midfielder Kouassi Eboue may have an opportunity to save his career at the club.

The Scottish Sun reported last month that the midfielder is likely to be sold by Brendan Rodgers after failing to crack the first team.

But Brendan Rodgers may not have given up on Eboue just yet.

The midfielder was given a full 45 minutes in Celtic's pre-season friendly against Bohemians Prague on Saturday, partnering Olivier Ntcham in midfield.

Celtic's Kouassi Eboue (C) looks on during a training session at the Celtic Training Centre in Lennoxtown, Scotland on October 30, 2017, on the eve of their UEFA Champions League Group B...

If Celtic had no plans for Kouassi, they would not have taken him out on Austria in the first place.

Celtic's 1-0 loss to Bohemians was an opportunity missed, but there will be further pre-season opportunities for the midfielder to stake his claim.

Eboue Kouassi of Celtic is seen during a Celtic training session at Lennoxtown Training Centre near Glasgow on March 9, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Rodgers is without World Cup midfielder Tom Rogic at present, enhancing Kouassi's chances of playing time.

This tour is a bit of a lifeline for the midfielder, and he will hope to have earned a place in the squad to face Alashkert in the Champions League qualifying rounds later this month.

If he is left out of both, then the writing could be on the wall that he needs to pursue an exit before the transfer window closes.

 

 

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