‘Couldn’t Afford Him’ ‘Nothing Less Than £17.5 Million’ Fans Dismiss French Side’s Interest In Celtic Midfield Maestro

‘Couldn’t Afford Him’ ‘Nothing Less Than £17.5 Million’ Fans Dismiss French Side’s Interest In Celtic Midfield Maestro

Lille are interested in signing Celtic midfielder Olivier Ntcham during the January transfer window, according to reports in France. The 23-year-old was reportedly scouted when the Hoops faced Rennes in the Europa League.

The Ligue One side are looking to replace Boubakary Soumare who has been tipped to move to the English Premier League next month. After his good form in recent weeks, Celtic fans on Twitter don’t think the club will let Ntcham go without a substantial fee being offered:

A lot may depend on how much Lille sell Soumare for. The 20-year-old is highly rated, and if the French club do receive a good transfer fee, they could then reinvest that money in their bid for Ntcham.

Whether it would come close to Celtic’s asking price, though, it seems debatable. The midfielder has started the last four league games for the Neil Lennon‘s side, bagging himself the crucial second goal in the 2-0 win against Hearts last week.