Could Celtic's reportedly continued Léa-Siliki interest spell the end for Ntcham?

By Connor Gordon

July 30, 2019

Celtic are reportedly still in the market for Rennes midfielder James Léa-Siliki.

The Bhoys were in for the Frenchman early doors in the window but nothing came of it. However, news outlet France Football say the club are keeping tabs on him.

Does this suggest that wantaway Olivier Ntcham’s time at Celtic might be up?

Celtic continue to monitor James Léa-Siliki

The Bhoys could be in the market for another midfielder.

Porto are out of the race for the Rennes youth product who will cost around £7 million.

James Léa-Siliki isn’t far from Celtic interest. (Photo by Jean Catuffe/Getty Images)

Will the Portuguese side be turning to Ntcham as their next port of call?

That could see the wheels in motion for a Celtic move for Léa-Siliki. Isn’t it strange how football can turn out?

Nevertheless, the high price tag may be a stumbling block to bring the 23-year-old to Parkhead.

The Bhoys have already forked out massive fees for Christopher Jullien and Hatem Abd Elhamed.

Hatem Abd Elhamed is Celtic’s latest signing. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

This said, a big fee would be commanded for Ntcham by Celtic which soften the blow.

Although there is a question mark surrounding Celtic’s interest in Léa-Siliki, the Rennes midfielder has given an indication that he would love to play at Paradise.

James Léa-Siliki opens up on Celtic Park love

If the buzzbomb midfielder joins the club it won’t be the first time this year he has played at Parkhead.

Just a couple of weeks ago, Léa-Siliki was part of the Rennes squad which drew with Celtic.

Celtic fans will love James Léa-Siliki’s energy on the pitch. (Photo by Jean Catuffe/Getty Images)

It wasn’t a spectacle by any means, but it seemed a biggie for the reported target.

He called Celtic Park ‘the second most beautiful park’ in a tweet before the match.

Léa-Siliki even added in a YNWA hashtag to the end of it for good measure.

The boy seems clued up but he will learn far more under the green and white hoops.