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Has Brendan Rodgers just pushed Kouassi Eboue closer to Celtic exit?

Brendan Rodgers, Manager of Celtic celebrates following the Scottish Cup Final between Motherwell and Celtic at Hampden Park on May 19, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Celtic midfielder Kouassi Eboue has been linked with a move away from Parkhead, and Brendan Rodgers' transfer plans don't look good for him.

Brendan Rodgers, Manager of Celtic celebrates following the Scottish Cup Final between Motherwell and Celtic at Hampden Park on May 19, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers’ decision to lodge a bid for John McGinn of Hibernian may just edge Kouassi Eboue even closer to the exit door at Parkhead.

The Scottish Sun have suggested that Eboue is set to be sold by Celtic this summer, and Rodgers’ transfer plans certainly seem to suggest that the midfielder has little future with the Bhoys.

Paris Saint-Germain's Brazilian defender Dani Alves (L) fights for the ball with Celtic's midfielder Kouassi Eboue during the UEFA Champions League Group B football match between Paris...

Celtic’s initial offer for McGinn has been turned down, but it hardly sends out a positive message to Eboue.

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Eboue has already struggled to break into Celtic’s team, and with Rodgers looking to increase his midfield options, his chances don’t look set to improve.

Zenit St Petersburg's Argentinian defender Emanuel Mammana (L) vies with Celtic's Ivorian midfielder Kouassi Eboue during the UEFA Europa League football match between Celtic and Zenit...

Eboue joined Celtic back at the start of 2017, in a £3 million deal from Krasnodar (BBC Sport), but he has struggled to make an impact for Rodgers’ side.

Eboue did play in Celtic’s first pre-season friendly, but McGinn’s possible arrival would only send him even further down the pecking order for Rodgers’ side.

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