Olivier Ntcham has rubbished speculation that he has his eye on a big money move away from Celtic Park.

The Frenchman, who was forced off with an injury at the weekend, told the Daily Record that he’s ‘focused on the job’.

There were strong rumours linking Ntcham with a move to Portuguese giants Porto in the summer. Following the exit of close friend Moussa Dembele, many believed he would follow.

Ntcham said: “It’s my agent’s job to deal with all the talk about transfers while I just focus on my job. I am happy here and I am getting better as a player with every game.”

Ntcham has been a key player for Celtic since arriving in 2017. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

The French Connection

Ntcham joined Celtic in a move believed to be around £4.5m from Manchester City. The France U21 star had spent a season on loan at Genoa in Italy, receiving rave reviews.

He soon struck up a partnership with fellow Frenchman Dembele, who helped his countryman settle into the Celtic squad.

 

Shortly after, Odsonne Eduoard made it a trio of Frenchman at Parkhead. Their closeness showed on the park as all three impressed, helping Celtic to another domestic treble.

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Celtic’s French trio became a duo when Dembele left for Lyon. (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)

With Dembele’s departure, Edouard is now the main man up front for Celtic. Meanwhile, Ntcham has struggled at times to recreate his stunning form of last season.

However, he was immense in the 1-0 win over Rangers at Celtic Park. He dominated the game from start to finish and deservedly popped up with the winner.

When he’s on form, you will struggle to find a better midfielder in Scotland. He will be key to any Celtic success this season.

Ntcham has struggled in Europe this season. (Photo by Martin Rose/Bongarts/Getty Images)

In Europe, Ntcham has not matched the level of performance he is clearly capable of. He still remains an integral part of Brendan Rodgers’ side.

Now that he’s committed his future at Celtic, it’s time for Olivier Ntcham to dominate games again like he has done on many occasions.

It won’t be tomorrow however, with injury ruling him out of the trip to Dundee.

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