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CELTIC SIGN NTCHAM

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CELTIC have completed the signing of Olivier Ntcham from Manchester City.

Ntcham joins in a deal that could potentially be worth £7 million with add-ons based upon Champions League progression.

Olivier joins Jonny Hayes and Kindai Benya as the fresh arrivals at Paradise and the new Bhoy said: “It’s a nice feeling to be here and I want to win everything at Celtic as I have never won a trophy before.

“I’m most looking forward to the derby and playing in the Champions League. I remember them beating Barcelona five years ago in the group stages.

“Not every club gets to play in this competition so I’m happy to have the chance to play there with Celtic.

“Celtic is fresh challenge for me. While Genoa are a good team, I knew they wouldn’t win Serie A as they were not a top team like Juventus, but I know Celtic are a big team in Scotland.

”It’s always good to win the titles and I hope we can win the trophies again and do even better than last season.

“I am excited at the challenge of playing in the team.”

The powerful midfielder spent the past two seasons at Genoa, where he made 37 appearances. in Italy and was impressive; however, a breakdown in negotiations regarding a permanent move saw him return to City.

Rodgers has been looking for someone to play in the Number ten position for him and turn defences inside-out and sees the French U21 International is the man to do that.

The Frenchman could be involved for the Champions on Friday in their UCL qualifier away to Linfield.

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