Celtic’s in-demand midfielder Olivier Ntcham is currently playing for France in the under-21 European Championship.

His tournament has got off to a good start. He came on as a second-half substitute and helped France recover from going a goal done to defeat England 2-1.

Came on in second-half

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The midfielder came on in the 66th minute of the game, and it will be interesting to see if he starts France’s next game against Croatia.

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Ntcham is currently in-demand, as a trio of sides are reportedly interested in the player. Lyon are the latest to declare their interest. Marseille and Porto are also reportedly interested in the player.

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Put on impressive display

Those sides would have watched that game, and been impressed with Ntcham’s play. He came close to scoring for France in his 25 minute performance.

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Celtic will be relatively pleased that Ntcham did not start the game. The fewer minutes the player gets in this tournament the better it will be for Celtic.

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The Hoops will be hoping that Ntcham does not see that much action in the tournament, so that he isn’t burned out ahead of the Champions League qualifiers.

We don’t yet know where Ntcham’s future lies. It would be no shock if some interested sides submitted bids for the player. For now though, he remains a Celtic player, and a key man for the side when he is on-form.

 

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