Celtic have unearthed another gem in 22-year-old who dominated Old Firm battle
It is not often that spending £4.5million on a player can be called a bargain in Scotland, but that looks to be the case when discussing Celtic midfielder Olivier Ntcham.
The 22-year-old Frenchman was signed from Manchester City for the fee above in the summer, and after a slow start to his Hoops career he has become one of the most important players in the side.
His latest excellent performance came in the 3-2 win over Rangers at Ibrox, where he combined with Hoops captain Scott Brown to dominate the midfield area and keep a 10 man Celtic side in control.
Hoops boss Brendan Rodgers seems to have learned from his mistake in December, when he dropped Ntcham to the bench for the Old Firm match at Celtic Park which ended goalless, as the Bhoys look like a far better side when the Frenchman starts.
Ntcham is still really at the start of his career, and ideally he will continue to thrive in Glasgow for another few years yet to really hone his craft as a player.
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However, if his performances continue on such an upward trajectory it seems only a matter of time before he joins the likes of Virgil van Dijk, Fraser Forster and Victor Wanyama in leaving the Hoops for a big money move to the English Premier League.
In other Celtic news, Paul Merson has claimed that Brendan Rodgers could be the next Arsenal manager