As reported by The Scottish Sun, Olivier Ntcham has had a medical at Celtic and is expected to sign with the club this week in time for their first UEFA Champions League qualifier against Linfield.
At a reported £4m, the deal is Celtic’s biggest bit of business in the transfer window so far after snapping up Jonny Hayes and Kundai Benyu.
The highly-rate young Frenchman has been at Manchester City for a number of years but has just finished a two-year loan spell at Serie A side Genoa.
He’s set to provide elite competition to the likes of Stuart Armstrong and Callum McGregor in the heart of the Hoops midfield.
Celtic fans know that they don’t need wholesale changes to the squad this summer but they are expecting some quality reinforcements to make a serious attempt at European competition and Ntcham certainly appears to fit the bill.
They took to Twitter to share their excitement about his imminent signing…
I won't get excited about patrick roberts return to @celticfc until there's something more concrete but this ntcham looks the part!???
— Scott Williamson (@scottw1985) July 9, 2017
Very excited about this potential signing of Olivier Ntcham.
End for Bitton?
Or BR compensating for Armstrong maybe not signing new deal?
— Phil McGinlay ⭐️ (@philbertosilva) July 9, 2017
Olivier ntcham looks the real deal
Looks wanyama like with more creativity
Major excited at what looks great business
— steven mc (@01macky) July 9, 2017
Ntcham looks like he us built like Wanyama. If he is that good, then worth every penny.
— Aye… (@MrMacFunn) July 9, 2017
Ntcham looks a very good player. All we need now is a top class keeper, Wee paddy and Musonda and we're flying 😀
— Darén O'Coirbín (@DarreC) July 9, 2017
This Olivier Ntcham looks the part man. Exactly what the teams missing
— Jaffa (@Jaffa_Miller) July 8, 2017
Olivier Ntcham looks like a promising signing, hadn't really heard of the guy as I don't follow Italian football but can get the job done
— up the celts (@ceItic1888) July 8, 2017
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