Olivier Ntcham has been all over the news with a move away from Celtic after the Frenchman removed all his posts related to Celtic on Instagram.
The 23-year-old midfielder had signed for Manchester City in 2015 followed by a two-year loan with Italian side Genoa.
The Frenchman then switched allegiances to Celtic in 2017 after which he signed a contract extension keeping him with the Scottish side till 2022.
Ntcham has mostly impressed with his performances for the Glasgow giants and even amassed 12 goals and 3 assists in 78 appearances for the club in all competitions.
However, Ntcham has dropped a big hint of a move away from Celtic as he unfollowed all his teammates on Instagram, including compatriot Odsonne Edouard (Daily Record).
The former Cityzen was tipped to be an impactful player in the Hoops’ squad after his arrival for a price of £4 million becoming the most expensive signing in ten years at Parkhead.
Ntcham scored only six goals for the Scottish side last season after suffering from an unfortunate injury in January.
Jackie McNamara’s verdict rings true
Jackie McNamara, a former coach and player for the the Scottish international team had predicted back in May saying that he wouldn’t be surprised if the Frenchman leaves this summer.
He summed up Ntcham’s season claiming that the 23-year-old was suffering through the “second-season syndrome” (This Is Futbol).
“I think last year he did really well, he came into it, he looked a fantastic midfielder,” McNamara said. “This year he’s tailed off and the last few games – I watched the game last week – he didn’t look sharp or on it in the game fitness wise.
“Maybe it’s second season syndrome, sometimes a player comes in, the first season they’re incredible, the second year, it usually happens with the younger ones… Whether or not he can regain his form next year, if he’s still there – that’s the big thing.
“I don’t see why not,” McNamara added when asked if Ntcham could leave. “You want the best players playing at their peak, that might be why he was linked to a move in January and didn’t happen – maybe wait till the summer and that might be in the back of his mind as well.”
“Don’t sell Ntcham”
Although the player has been criticised for not performing well in the second season, the fans seem to be reluctant to see the Frenchman leave Glasgow this summer with “Don’t sell Ntcham” video going viral amid rumours.
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