By Wayne Veysey

1st Jun, 2020 | 4:29pm

Exclusive: Celtic star to be offered double-your-money contract

Southampton will offer Olivier Ntcham a lucrative contract to lure him down south from Celtic this summer.

Football Insider revealed last week that the Premier League outfit have set their sights on the French midfielder as a potential replacement for Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg.

A recruitment source has told Football Insider that Southampton are preparing to offer Ntcham, 23, a double-your-money contract.

The former Man City man is not in the top bracket of earners at Celtic, where the highest paid are on around £35,000-a-week.

Moving to St Mary’s Stadium would see him secure a huge pay rise, just like it did for Stuart Armstrong two years ago.

This site revealed Celtic have set a £12million asking price for Ntcham, who has two years left on his contract.

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His potential transfer is also likely to be part of discussions about new moves for 2019-20 loanees Fraser Forster and Mohamed Elyounoussi.

Celtic are especially keen to lure Forster back for at least another season, although his £70,000-a-week Saints wages mean a loan is more likely.

Ntcham has been a key man in the Hoops’ domination of Scottish football since his £4.5million transfer from Man City in 2017.

The former France Under-21 international has started 17 of Celtic’s SPL matches in the just-terminated campaign among 38 appearances in all competitions.

Since signing for the Glasgow giants, he has made 123 appearances that have yielded 23 goals and 11 assists.

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