The latest reports suggest that Olivier Ntcham has some admirers in the Premier League, and it looks like Celtic might have to accept losing him in the summer.
The 24 year-old has made 123 appearances for the Hoops since moving from Manchester City, scoring 23 goals and picking up eleven assists, per Transfermarkt. He has made 38 appearances in all competitions this season, but 13 of these have been as a substitute. This is probably due to the fact that he has come out in public stating that he wanted to move to a European club last summer, per The Daily Record.
According to Football Insider, Premier League side Southampton are very interested in the midfielder, and see him as a possible replacement for Pierre-Emile Højbjerg.
Will you be able to keep hold of Ntcham in the summer?
With Ntcham seemingly looking like he is not happy in Scotland, the club should not look to keep him. No matter the potential of the former French U21 ace, he could become a bad apple in the squad. This could have a negative impact on the harmony amongst the group and cause difficulties that are not needed as Celtic try to make history and win ten titles in a row next season. This has never been done in Scottish football before and they will want no distractions as they bid to make SPFL history, via talkSPORT.
The fact that he seems to be in and out of the starting eleven highlights that he is not a crucial player anymore, and the Hoops will be able to survive without him. In fact, they will arguably be better off without him as it would leave them with a squad of players who all want to be at the club and who are pulling in the same direction for manager Neil Lennon.
Celtic fans, what do you think of Ntcham’s performances so far this campaign?
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