Eboue Kouassi has joined Genk in a £1.3m deal.
The midfielder joined Celtic in January 2017 from Krasnodar in a deal that was reported to have cost around £2.5m but from almost his arrival he was hampered by injuries.
A bout of Malaria delayed his debut with his last appearance, in a Betfred Cup semi-final against Hearts at Murrayfield in October 2018 ending with cruciate ligament damage.
In January he went on loan to Genk and after just a couple of appearances has convinced the Belgian side to make the move permanent with Genk website reporting:
KRC Genk lifted the option to mercenary Eboue Kouassi (22).
The Ivorian midfielder is definitively taken over from Celtic Glasgow.
Kouassi is now fixed until 2024.
Due to a minor injury and the pandemic, he has only played in four games so far,
but Kouassi was in the starting three games and completed the 90 minutes in the last two. He was able to convince everyone in the club of his qualities.
Bringing in any sort of income during Lockdown is quite an achievement, especially with Kouassi out of contract next summer. The £1.3m transfer fee was reported by The Sun.
With Scott Brown and Callum McGregor as first choice midfielders Celtic are well served in that area with Tom Rogic, Olivier Ntcham and Ryan Christie all battling for one other place.
Waiting in the wings Celtic have Ewan Henderson, Kerr McInroy, Scott Robertson and Luca Connell all waiting for their chance to impress.