There’s a good half dozen players I would expect to be agitating for a move than Olivier Ntcham. His interview in L’Equipe, where he regrets he did not move to Porto last summer and explains how he would blossom at Marseille, and generally, how he is too good for the other teams in Scotland.
The latter assertion may solicit some sympathy, although his timing is off. We are days away from Champions League qualification and need those who are fit and experience to have their head on the job.
But this is the modern footballer. They are not here because their Irish grannie told them tales about Charlie Tully. Celtic provides lots of glory and money, but there are bigger paydays and all but the very few will chase the money, or, if we are being generous, test themselves in a tougher environment.
That’s football, Olivier is only explaining the facts.