Celtic are reportedly still in the market for Rennes midfielder James Léa-Siliki.
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.
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.
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.
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.
— James Lea Siliki (@lsjames95) July 13, 2019
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.