Celtic have recently been linked with a reported summer move for Metz midfielder Kevin N’Doram.
According to a recent report from Homme Du Match (via Daily Record), the Frenchman is on the Hoops’ radar for a potential swoop during the upcoming summer transfer window.
The report also claimed that this move would cost around £2m, as the player still has two years remaining on his current contract.
A product of AS Monaco’s youth system, the 26-year-old joined Metz on loan deal in the summer of 2019 before signing on a permanent basis a year later. In 47 appearances for his current club, the midfielder has yet to score a goal or provide an assist.
While this season has been a disappointing one for Metz as they were relegated from Ligue 1 having won just six of their 38 league games, it has also been a poor campaign for N’Doram from an individual point of view.
In 19 league appearances, he only had seven shots at goal, with just one on target. Also, he posted only 20 shot-creating actions, highlighting that he is far from the most attack-minded midfielder.
From a defensive point of view, in addition to picking up five yellow cards and giving away 23 fouls, N’Doram only made 27 interceptions and 14 tackles, which is lower than a significant number of his team-mates.
His overall performances earned him a poor season rating of 6.27/10, making him one of the lowest-rated players currently at the French club to have started more than one league game, according to WhoScored.
Taking all this into account, it’s hard to see how the Frenchman would be a good signing for Celtic, especially as they will need to find a suitable replacement for Tom Rogic.
Looking at N’Doram’s latest season in France, it could be a big mistake for Ange Postecoglou to bring him to Parkhead, even if Metz’s relegation could make a possible move for the player rather simple.
With that in mind, Celtic should not be looking to sign the midfielder this summer and instead look for other options who could improve Postecoglou’s squad.