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Report: Celtic want £15million for linked-away player

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Report: Celtic want £15million for linked-away player

Magazine France Football has claimed that Celtic want to rake in as much as £15million for midfielder Olivier Ntcham, with duo Marseille and FC Porto interested in his signature.

The Daily Record claim that both sides are interested in 23-year-old Ntcham, with Porto reigniting their previous interest in the former Manchester City star after watching Ntcham in action on Monday.

 

The midfielder featured for France’s Under-21 side against Belgium and Porto scouts were in attendance. Andre Villas-Boas’ Marseille are also keen, having previously been linked with Ntcham.

Ntcham joined Celtic from Manchester City after a loan spell in Serie A with Genoa for just £4.5million (The Sun). He has been excellent during his two years in Glasgow, but did die off towards the end of last season.

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He has played 85 times in all competitions for Celtic, scoring 15 goals and winning six trophies. Ntcham has three years remaining on the five-year deal he signed in the summer of 2017.

TBR’s view

Ntcham’s declining form towards the end of the season may have affected Celtic’s chances of raking in £15million. Prior to that form, it would have been nailed on for the Hoops to receive such a fee.

Goals, passing, vision, stamina and aggression, Ntcham is an excellent central midfielder and can play in attacking or defensive midfield. But the Hoops may struggle to triple their initial outlay on Ntcham.

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