Olivier Ntcham’s Celtic stint
Olivier Ntcham spent much of his earlier career on Manchester City’s books.
The midfielder joined City in 2012, and despite impressing for their youth teams, Ntcham never made an appearance for the Sky Blues’ senior side.
The now 23-year-old would eventually join Celtic in the summer of 2017.
The Scottish powerhouse are understood to have paid £4.5m for Ntcham’s services.
Since making the switch to Scotland, Ntcham has become an integral member of Celtic’s squad, garnering 118 appearances across all competitions. Ntcham has scored 21 and assisted 11 in those 118 ties.
Ntcham has also made 33 appearances this term, and has experience in both the Europa League and Champions League.
The former Man City man, who is currently contracted to Celtic until 2022, has also made 18 appearances for France’s under-21 side.
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Olivier Ntcham to Southampton?
Now, after an impressive two and a half years in the SPL, Ntcham is being linked with a return to England.
According to the Sun, Southampton want to line up a summer deal for Ntcham.
The report from the Sun claims that Southampton chiefs have put the Frenchman on their shortlist, after making contact before the close of the January window.
The Sun also claims that Southampton may sell Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg in the summer to make space in their squad.
The 24-year-old has been a pivotal member of the Saints’ squad this term, and has captained them on many occasions.
But the previously linked report from the Sun alleges that Hojbjerg has gathered admirers with his form this season.