Eboue Kouassi has not featured for Celtic since he suffered a serious injury in a Scottish League Cup tie against Hearts in October 2018.

The Bhoys allowed the midfielder to join Genk on a short-term loan deal in the winter market and the Jupiler Pro League side have an option to sign him on a permanent transfer in the summer.

On May 12th, Het Laatste Nieuws explained the Belgian club will soon take a decision whether or not to extend the 22-year-old’s stay at the Luminus Arena.

According to Het Belang van Limburg, Genk will exercise the purchase option to retain the Ivorian.

It’s claimed the Celtic owned player impressed Genk manager Hannes Wolf in the limited matches (has only four appearances) he’s managed, and also during training sessions. 

Kouassi’s transfer could be officially made permanent either this week or next week because the option needs to be exercised on or before May 29th.

HBVL further state Wolf’s side will pay a fee of around €1.5m to Celtic and the player will sign a ‘multi-year contract’ with Genk.