Celtic continue cornering French youth team


Celtic look set to continue their cornering of the French youth international team by capturing Olivier Ntcham (21) this week. He would be the most recent signing in a productive relationship with Manchester City which has seen Patrick Roberts, Dedryck Boyata and Jason Denayer all make the journey to from Manchester to Glasgow.

Olivier joined City as a 16-year-old and has been on loan at Genoa for the last two years. The player will doubtlessly be impressed by the progress of Roberts and international teammate, Moussa Dembele, at Celtic Park.

Ntcham is an attacking central midfield player who will compete with Tom Rogic and Stuart Armstrong for a place in the team. At 21, he has played a lot less football than either of them, but with 30-odd games in Serie A under his belt whose progress has been meticulously planned by City since 16, we should be getting someone first-team ready.

A year ago, we were told our signings were a reaction to the arrival in town of Joey Barton. I wonder who has us worried this year? Or maybe we just plan our business well, pay our bills, tax and NI, then spend whatever is left over. Like we have done for 20 years.

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  1. Bmcuw



    Happy birthday to the gent who in many ways is the oil which lubricates the


    Blog.Dont always agree on everythin but the betterment of Celtic is always at base


    All the best.




  2. Former government minister John Profumo apparently……….(you’ve guessed it)…….had no appetite


    for the inquiry into his Ugandan discussions with Ms Keeler……..

  3. traditionalist88 on

    beatbhoy on 11th July 2017 11:30 am



    Treble Winning Captains



    Thanks for the R12 update, extended to all those who’ve laboured so long on this matter on our behalf.





    Agreed, great work, and when you see it all laid out in forensic detail you can see why some just want it to disappear,




  4. The Edinburgh-based, former Real-Estate………….. *cough*…..”mogul”…….


    ……. apparently only has……………


    an appetite for succulent lamb……………….

  5. Dallas Dallas where the heck is Dallas on

    Bobby , enjoy your birthday .



    A big thanks for the update on Resolution 12. It has cleared things up a bit with regard to my understanding of this whole scam by Dodgy Dave the first and his EBT consultant .



    Tyical of Murray’s ego , thinking he can take on HMRC and beat them. Its possibe his tentacles did not reach far enough to influence someone in HMRC .

  6. BMCUW



    A happy hoopy birthday auld yin!



    Bonfires being lit in Kilwinning as we speak, to commemorate this day!







  7. Afternoon all



    A happy birthday to that scoundrel BMCUWP. Still younger than I am apparently.



    Take care Mo Chara







  8. BMCUW. Very many happy returns of this day. Glad you made it before tomorrow. Unfortunately have a niece born on that day. However like good people with deep Irish ancestry stretching back to a King of Leinster, her parents called her Brige.



    Have a great day mi Bhoy.

  9. Just finished listening to the podcast which I started last night when I commented on Paul 67’s input, I enjoyed MMcG’s insight however no need Matt for using the JC words, we are all angry about this

  10. embramike supporting Res 12 on

    Goalkeeper Logan Bailly has signed for Belgian club Royal Excel Mouscron after Celtic agreed to the terms of his departure, it has been confirmed.



    The Hoops have remained silent on the 31-year-old goalkeeper’s departure, but the official Twitter account of Mouscron announced his signing on Sunday after also revealing they had reached a verbal agreement with him.



    “The Royal Excel Mouscron has a verbal agreement with Logan Bailly contract that covers a period of two years will be signed this weekend,” reported the club on Twitter on Friday.

  11. Gotta say, this new system is dire, not good enough.Fully appreciate need for revenue, but this, for me is a massive turn-off