OLIVIER NTCHAM is on the brink of becoming involved in a remarkable international tug-of-war between France and Cameroon.
The Celtic midfielder is a regular in the French Under-21 team, but he is now on the wanted list of new Indomitable Lions Head Coach Clarence Seedorf.
The Dutch icon has been tasked with rebuilding the national team before they host next year’s Africa Cup of Nations which are due to clash with next season’s Champions League qualifiers.
And former Ajax, Real Madrid and Inter and AC Milan midfielder Seedorf is aware Ntcham is eligible to play for Cameroon, the birthplace of both his parents.
However, the odds are on the Hoops ace, who agreed a four-year deal when he joined for £4.5million from Manchester City last summer, remaining with France where he has represented the nation from the Under-16s up to the Under-21s.
He has played 15 times, scoring one goal, at that level and is hoping to make the step up to the top squad next year.
Ntcham and his Hoops team-mate Odsonne Edouard, Brendan Rodgers’ £9million capture from Paris Saint-Germain, and ex-colleague Moussa Dembele, now with Lyon, have come through the ranks together.
Seedorf, though, is likely to make a move at some stage in this campaign.