Ntcham’s recent words an encouraging sign for Celtic and supporters

Ntcham’s recent words an encouraging sign for Celtic and supporters

Celtic set up a Scottish League Cup final clash versus Aberdeen after beating Hearts 3-0 at Murrayfield over the weekend with midfielder Olivier Ntcham playing a part in his side’s triumph before being taken off injured.

Ntcham has been a mainstay in the middle of the park for Celtic since arriving at the club from Manchester City last summer and has recently been linked with a move away after a series of strong performances.

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However, the £2.7m-rated (via Transfermarkt) Frenchman has made it adamant that he is happy in Glasgow and is not seeking to leave the Bhoys.

Speaking after Celtic’s 3-0 victory over Hearts, Ntcham told the Daily Record: “It’s always nice to win like this – the first half was difficult for us but we showed our quality in the end. Hearts beat us at the beginning of the season and that was our motivation. This was a good game in which to show them that we are the champions.

“I just concentrate on my football. It’s my agent’s job to deal with all the talk about transfers while I just focus on my job. I am happy here and I am getting better as a player with every game.”

During the summer, Celtic did not have the most productive of transfer windows after selling Moussa Dembele to Lyon and failing to bring in a replacement for the French striker.

With that in mind, selling another key player in Ntcham would be a massive blow and send the wrong message to supporters.

The 22-year-old, though, looks set to remain at Celtic Park for the foreseeable future, and that can only be seen as good news for the club.

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