Celtic supporters are in high spirits in the Transfer Tavern are seeing their side come from behind to take a 3-1 lead over Rosenborg into the second leg of their Champions League qualifier.
Brendan Rodgers’ men eased past Armenian outfit Alashkert 6-0 on aggregate in the first qualifying round as they bid to reach the group stages for a third successive season, although they fell behind at Parkhead on Wednesday night thanks to Birger Meling’s early opener. However, the Bhoys hit back as a brace from Odsonne Eduoard as well as an Olivier Ntcham strike secured an important victory for Rodgers’ side, thus giving them the upper hand ahead of the return leg in Norway next week.
Thus, there are many satisfied Celtic fans up and down the country, although they are unlikely to be overly thrilled by recent reports linking West Ham with a move for Ntcham this summer.
The 22-year-old made the move to Celtic Park back in 2017 after coming up through the ranks at Premier League champions Manchester City, and he enjoyed a fine debut season north of the border in netting nine goals in 47 appearances in all competitions.
And a fast start to this term in scoring on Wednesday night appears to have attracted the interest of Hammers chief Manuel Pellegrini, as the East London club have reportedly enquired about the Frenchman’s availability.
And were a possible deal to take place to take Ntcham to the London Stadium, Celtic must demand more than just money out of the deal, and as such should seek to demand one of these TWO West Ham stars in return…