CELTIC reject Olivier Ntcham has agreed a three-year deal with English Championship side Swansea.

The Hoops scrapped the French midfielder’s contract by mutual consent in July and the 25-year-old began a search for a new club.

Brendan Rodgers sanctioned the £4.5million move for Ntcham from Manchester City in June 2017 and it looked like money wisely invested, but the player lost his way and the Parkhead hierarchy hoped to get some of their cash back when they loaned him to Marseille in January for the remainder of the campaign.

Unfortunately, the former Under-21 international flopped spectacularly in his homeland and made only three starts before being returned to his parent club before the end of May.

He was included in Ange Postecoglou’s squad for the pre-season warm-ups in Wales and played in the second-half of the win over Sheffield Wednesday. However, he failed to convince the new manager and his deal, with 12 months still to run, was ripped up.

AEK Athens and Legia Warsaw were linked with Ntcham, but he has settled on Swansea after being offered a chance by Mark Allen, a former Ibrox director of football, who is now sporting director at the Welsh club, according to a report in the Daily Record.

They worked together at the Manchester City academy before his switch to Celtic.

Ntcham is poised to make his debut against Hull City at home a week on Saturday.

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