Date: 30th January 2020 at 5:00pm
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Much of the pre-match talk before Celtic’s trip to Perth to take on St Johnstone was about speculation linking Olivier Ntcham with a move to Premier League side West Ham.

With a report in The Daily Record confirming the rumour then also stating that the Hoops have poured cold water on it, there remains and element of doubt about the legitimacy of the story, with it originating in France, there is every chance it has came from the player’s agent rather than either of the clubs involved.

Ntcham showed that if he had heard about the link that it wasn’t going to put him off putting in a solid performance as he scored the opening goal in the 3-0 victory to help his side maintain top spot in the Scottish Premiership.

With previous interest from Porto and Marseille, the midfielder could yet see his future away from Parkhead but it won’t be anytime soon as Neil Lennon confirmed in his post-match press conference.

Would you sell Olivier Ntcham given his current form?

Yes

Yes

No

No

Hoops fans took to Twitter in response to the rumour with some rubbishing it whilst others appearing to be hoping that their club cashes-in, certainly one that has decided opinion.

Although different types of players, Lennon does have cover in Ntcham’s position with both Ryan Christie and Tom Rogic capable of playing in the traditional number 10 role or as an attacking midfielder from deep, whether or not this is enough to tempt him to allow the Frenchman to move on remains to be seen and one that only he knows the answer to.

 

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