OLIVIER NTCHAM, who cost Celtic £4.5million from Manchester City in June 2017, is poised to agree a deal with Legia Warsaw.
The Hoops have just signed the Polish side’s right-back Josip Juranovic in a £2.6million swoop and the club are looking to restrengthen their squad before the transfer window closes a week today.
Ntcham has been a free agent since the Parkhead club scrapped his contract by mutual consent at the start of the month, as CQN reported.
It was believed the 25-year-old French midfielder was on his way to Greek giants AEK Athens, but the move did not materialise and his future has taken a surprising twist with Legia now favourites to sign the player who spent the second half of last season on loan at Marseille.
However, Ntcham failed to convince the Ligue 1 outfit and made only six appearances before they decided not to take up the signing option for the man who was reported to be a £13million target for Porto just two years ago.
Newcastle boss Steve Bruce also monitored the powerhouse playmaker in January, but missed out when the French side made their move.
Blackburn Rovers, managed by former Hoops gaffer Tony Mowbray, have been linked, but according to a report on Polish website Interia, it appears the one-time Under-21 ace is on his way to the Warsaw club who are captained by ex-Celtic fans’ favourite Artur Boruc, still playing at the age of 41.
Ntcham has not been involved in a competitive match since coming on as a substitute in the 89th minute of Marseille’s 3-3 draw with Montpellier in April.