Can Eboue Kouassi prove Celtic don't need to target Glen Kamara?

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...

Celtic have reportedly had Glen Kamara on their radar in recent months, but it remains to be seen whether he remains a target.

Glen Kamara of Dundee is challenged by Kyle Miller of Cowdenbeath during the pre-season friendly between Cowdenbeath and Dundee at Central Park on July 2, 2018 in Cowdenbeath, Scotland.

It was reported by the Daily Mail this weekend that Celtic are one of the teams that have had Glen Kamara on their radar in recent months as he edges towards the final months of his contract with their Scottish Premiership rivals, Dundee.

It is not clear whether Brendan Rodgers' men remain keen on Kamara, but the reported interest hints that there is the potential for the Hoops to consider a January pursuit if Kamara enjoys a strong run of form heading into the winter window.

 

With that in mind, surely it is imperative for Eboue Kouassi to take any opportunity that come his way between now and the new year if he hopes to save his Parkhead career.

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Kouassi has endured a nightmare time since arriving at Celtic for £3 million in January 2017 (fee reported by STV), making only a handful of appearances for the Bhoys in that time and spending much of his time sidelined due to injury.

March 19th 2017, Dens Park, Dundee, Scotland; SPL Premier league football, Dundee United versus Celtic FC; Eboue Kouassi

Since being touted as Scott Brown's potential successor upon arrival, Youssouf Mulumbu has joined, and Callum McGregor proved in Celtic's last game before the international break that he is also a very capable holding midfielder.

The task facing Kouassi is already daunting enough therefore as he makes his way back from his latest injury. If Kamara is pursued and is signed in January, then it is difficult to imagine the Ivorian getting the chances he needs to turn his fortunes around.

As mentioned, Kamara may no longer be a player on Rodgers' radar heading into January. But if he is, then Kouassi surely needs to step up over the coming months as he may be running out of chances. 

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.

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