There looks to be a reasonable chance Olivier Ntcham leaves Celtic before the end of the January transfer window.
Sky Sports reported yesterday that he’d made it clear he wants to leave the Bhoys.
Newcastle and West Brom are keen on his signature, having made loan enquiries this month.
Today, Sky journalist Anthony Joseph has followed that up with a report of more interest in the midfielder from French sides Marseille and Lyon.
Ntcham favours a switch to his homeland.
Marseille are the latest club interested in Celtic midfielder Olivier Ntcham.
Newcastle have made a loan enquiry and Lyon have a long-standing interest.
We understand his preference would be a move to France.
— Anthony Joseph (@AnthonyRJoseph) January 31, 2021
Celtic won’t miss Olivier Ntcham
Ntcham, at one point, promised to be the next great player to pass through the modern Celtic recruitment system. In flashes, he’s demonstrated he has exceptional talent.
However, he’s simply lacked the consistency to be considered a valuable asset up there in the Virgil van Dijk, Moussa Dembele and Kieran Tierney mould. He’s never looked interested enough to be that calibre of player.
Put simply, he’s another at Celtic who has badly let fans down over the last 12 months. He’s emblematic of the player regression and indifference that has taken hold in the Celtic dressing room.
Yes, the buck for this stops with Neil Lennon and the decision-makers above the manager. However, from the outside, it feels like Ntcham gave up on Celtic long ago.
Perhaps another manager would have managed to get more out of him. Perhaps he’ll go on to shine in Ligue 1 or another big European league.
The fact is that this Ntcham, the one that arrives at Lennoxtown to train every day, hasn’t been good enough and we won’t miss his presence in the squad.
Fans have lost their patience with him. It says it all that the supporter reaction to his exit reports have been welcomed with open arms…
Him, Christie and big steady-Eddie havent tried a leg all season. The sooner the 3 of them are sold the better.
— Stephen (@Stephen55767497) January 30, 2021
Time to go, anyone that wants to go should be ushered out the door and get the cash we will need to rebuild
— Scott Munro (@Monty_Bhoy) January 30, 2021
I’ll fuel up the car now ⛽️
incase he needs a lift 👍👋👋
— rhebel* (@celticbhand) January 30, 2021
Good riddance, the heart of a mouse
— Brian Murphy (@MurfBrian) January 30, 2021
Didn’t realize he was still at Celtic this season – posted missing all season
— Paul McNamara (@paul5209) January 30, 2021
Does he need a lift to the airport? Provided Celtic get a suitable fee then get rid of all the players who want to at paradise.
— T.A.L TRAVEL (@TALTRAVEL1) January 30, 2021
Fine by me 👍
— Tommy7R (@65_celt) January 31, 2021
— LG67__ (@LG67__) January 30, 2021