Our view: Celtic should pounce for Paul-Georges Ntep

By Connor Gordon

December 4, 2019

Celtic should be looking at bringing French winger Paul-Georges Ntep to the club.

The two time international is a back at Wolfsburg after leaving loan side Kayserispor last night.

The ex-Rennes man is a highly rated player looking for some stability. Celtic can provide the welcoming opening door that Ntep will be sorely needing. However, this would mean outcast Scott Sinclair dropping down the pecking order.

Celtic winger worries would ease with Paul-Georges Ntep

The 27-year-old French-Cameroon international is on the lookout after leaving the Turkish outfit. He is out of favour with the German side and his contract is up at the end of the season.

Former Rennes winger Paul-Georges Ntep should be on the radar of Celtic. (Photo by Romain Perrocheau/Getty Images)

There is no doubting his qualities with Rennes where he became a sought after star during his three year stint. The move to Germany was perhaps the wrong change for Ntep who is now in the wilderness.

A move to Turkey in the summer didn’t go to plan as he left alongside teammate Emmanuel Adebayor. Kayserispor are currently bottom of the league table with one win in their last five games.

There are parallels with the way Sinclair came to Celtic which should entice Neil Lennon to Ntep.

Ntep will not command a great fee due to his standing in the Wolfsburg squad and being at the end of his contract.

Cameroon international is back at Wolfsburg after loan cut short. (Photo by Martin Rose/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Winger has all the qualities the Hoops require

Ntep is a driving force on the left that can help Celtic excel on the left flank. He is a pacey winger and can also chip in with a goal if he finds his form from Rennes. Ntep is a fantastic outlet on the counter due to his speed but his defensive side does leave a lot to be desired.

He is the ideal player to do the chasing and pressing on teams though due to his physicality. Ntep will be needed on those hard games in Europe where time on the ball will be a rarity.

Ntep move will spell the end of Scott Sinclair at Celtic. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

However, bringing Ntep in will almost certainly end any hope of keeping Sinclair or even Mohamed Elyounoussi.

This said, fans can’t complain if Mikey Johnston and Ntep were competing for the top spot. It’s all down to Lennon to go out and get the man from Germany on the cheap that will excite the fans.