Restless Celtic star Olivier Ntcham is attracting interest from his homeland as Marseille will look to battle Newcastle United for his signature, according to reports.
Ntcham to get his wish?
Ntcham has only started 10 games this season after Ismaila Soro and David Turnbull have overtaken the Frenchman in Neil Lennon’s pecking order.
After Sky Sports revealed that Newcastle are interested in taking him on loan, Football Insider said that Marseille are set to rival the Magpies in the pursuit of Ntcham before Monday’s 11 pm deadline.
Since his move from Manchester City in 2017, the former France U21 international scored 24 goals and provided 13 assists in 147 outings (TransferMarkt).
Transfer Tavern Verdict
This is news that some Celtic fans would welcome, on the back of his lack of game time and because of the fact that he is earning £15k-per-week to essentially not play football, according to Football League FC.
These are wages that could be freed up and potentially utilised to bring fresh faces into the club, something that was reported earlier this month in terms of activity away from the pitch.
With little time to get any transfer activity completed, it will be the best news for both parties if Ntcham was to leave the club, if Celtic can find a replacement.
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