Celtic fans have been left underwhelmed by the form of Olivier Ntcham this season. The 22-year-old Frenchman has fallen below the expected standards of what they want from him and seeing as The Scottish Sun is claiming Porto have tabled a massive offer of £14 million plus Chancel Mbemba for him, they’re dying to take the money.
— Scottish Sun Sport (@scotsunsport) 14 January 2019
If Ntcham was to leave for the rumoured £14 million fee it would make the Frenchman the second most expensive player that the Hoops have ever sold, following in the footsteps of Moussa Dembele who was the most expensive, commanding a fee of £19.7 million when he joined Lyon on deadline day last August. However, that deal was justified, whereas this one cannot be justified.
The young French midfielder has featured 30 times for the club this season, producing six goals and one assist, but his form has fallen well below the standards expected of him, especially after his much more impressive debut season for the club in the previous campaign. So to be offered a massive sum of money plus a former Premier League defender in Mbemba is something that they cannot refuse if the rumours carry any weight.
You can read the Bhoys’ verdict on the Ntcham rumours here:
Off to pick him up & drop him at the airport pic.twitter.com/1S6XockMI9
— Thomas (@clydebankceltic) 14 January 2019
I’ll drive him and drop him off
— JIMTHETIM79 (@jimthetim79) 15 January 2019
— V89 (@v4l3d4l3) January 14, 2019
Hahahaha never in a million years is that donkey worth anywhere near that
— Frankieboy (@frankieboygers) January 14, 2019
— Terry Monaghan (@telmondo17) January 14, 2019
Has to be a wind up. Is the defender worth -£14m as someone would only take ntcham if he was free.
— coys (@baboon1978) January 14, 2019
14m for him. He was a passenger against rangers
— james hamilton (@DjSource79) 15 January 2019
14 what’s now? That m could be mars bars and still the hand would be chomped
— Dr Evil (@IndyForEvil) January 14, 2019
The Hoops would love to cash in on Ntcham, especially when that cash is as much as £14 million.
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