Celtic midfielder Olivier Ntcham has agreed a long-term deal with AEK Athens and is putting the finishing touches to a cut-price move, Football Insider report.
The Lowdown: Plenty of Parkhead exits
A number of familiar faces at Celtic Park appear to be moving on this summer.
We already know Scott Brown has joined Aberdeen, with the midfielder agreeing on a player-coach role back in March.
Kristoffer Ajer has recently confirmed he wants to leave the club as well, whereas star striker Odsonne Edouard has told friends he is quitting the Hoops for Leicester City.
It now appears as if Ntcham is another one on the way out of the club for good, and the Hoops may not receive a penny.
The Latest: Ntcham’s long-term deal; free transfer closer
Football Insider shared the story regarding the French midfielder on Thursday morning.
They’ve been informed by a source that a long-term deal has been agreed and a free transfer is moving closer.
The report claims Ntcham will become a free agent with Celtic terminating the 25-year-old’s contract before he goes on to complete his move.
The Verdict: A move best for all parties?
It appears as if Celtic are happy for Ntcham to seal a free transfer away after exploiting a contract loophole.
Previous reports didn’t specify how long Ntcham’s deal with AEK would run for, but it seems as if his future for the long-term is in Greece.
You’d expect he’ll get the chance to get his career back on track with AEK, so a move appears to suit all parties involved, with the Hoops avoiding shelling out another long contract for a player who no longer fits at Parkhead.
In other news: Hoops set to miss out on long-term target, find out more here.
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