No guarantee that Olivier Ntcham wins back Celtic first-team place
Olivier Ntcham’s season at Celtic has been full of ups and downs.
On the downside he was dreadful in the 1-0 loss to Rangers in December.
Added to this Porto tried to sign the player in August, but Celtic knocked back a £13 million bad.
The player is currently injured, but Hoops assistant Chris Davies revealed on Celtic’s official Twitter account that he is back in training.
🎙️Chris Davies speaks to the media at Lennoxtown, ahead of #CELHIB this Wednesday.
🗣️"KT was training on his own today, he is building his rehab steadily. Nthcam trained, Boyata trained, Odsonne Edouard had a bad knock yesterday, and we’ll see how he feels." pic.twitter.com/zIDQarucEH
— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) February 4, 2019
The thing that has to be considered now though, is where does Ntcham fit in the team? The answer for the moment would be ‘nowhere’.
It has taken a long-time for Celtic to find a settled midfield. At the moment Brendan Rodgers seems to have struck gold with the trio of Scott Brown, Callum McGregor and Ryan Christie.
The blend of attack and defence has worked a treat in recent weeks.
Ntcham hasn’t really kicked-on as much as many fans would have hoped this season. The ongoing speculation surrounding his future perhaps doesn’t help.
The Daily Record reported that Porto are once again set to bid for the player, but this time in the summer. If a huge bid does comes in, the Celtic board would have a big decision to make.
Ntcham can still go on to become a great player for the Hoops. At the moment though, his time at the club seems to be stalling.