Our view: Celtic must pounce for free agent Paul-Georges Ntep

By Connor Gordon

February 13, 2020

Celtic should act fast to sign newly freed winger Paul-Georges Ntep.

Ntep cut his ties with former club Wolfsburg with a year still to run on his deal. [BBC]

Game time has been short and it appears, despite a strong start, the winger isn’t fitting in with the German giants.

The Scottish champions though are an ideal club for Ntep to find his form and build confidence.

Paul-Georges Ntep to Celtic would be a steal

The Cameroon international joined Wolfsburg having impressed with Rennes in Ligue 1.

Paul-Georges Ntep during his high time at Rennes. (Photo by Romain Perrocheau/Getty Images)

Ntep was sent out on loan to Saint Etienne before being banished to Wolfsburg’s reserve side.

The winger’s most recent loan was in Turkey with Kayserispor where he made five appearances.

Ntep is a direct winger with a lot of pace to burn and predominantly plays on the left.

However, the twice French international can also play on the other side to challenge James Forrest.

Paul-Georges Ntep should be a Celtic target after Wolfsburg release. (Photo by Martin Rose/Bongarts/Getty Images)

On paper, Ntep’s career appears to be in general free fall after a mutual release from Wolfsburg.

However, who else is the ideal club to offer potential stardom from the wide areas other than Celtic?

The 27-year-old still has many years left in his legs and he will have the freedom to play his natural game with the Hoops.

Ntep, despite his downfalls, would still have required a substantial fee to take him from Wolfsburg.

Neil Lennon can save money on a top winger if he brings Ntep in. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Neil Lennon has the chance to bring in a player of a high calibre for nothing – he is essentially a steal and the club can’t lose in the deal.

Lennon will be desperate to freshen up the wide areas in the summer, and can start with bringing in Ntep.

He is European quality now and can be bedded for the whirlwind Champions League qualifiers in the summer.