Alex Bruce claims that £20million is a fair asking price for Celtic to set on the head of Olivier Ntcham this summer.

The former Kilmarnock and Hull City defender, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, insists that the 24-year-old ticks a lot of boxes for potential suitors in terms of his ability.

As reported by 90 Min, the Hoops will demand a fee of around £20million as the likes of Southampton, Everton and West Ham circle for a potential move.

The former Manchester City man has been a mainstay in first-team squads over the past two years but has regularly found himself used as a substitute rather than in the starting XI.

Of his 38 appearances last season, 25 came as starts as he rotated with the likes of Callum McGregor and Ryan Christie for a place in the side.

However, Bruce believes that the Frenchman has still managed to prove his worth and suggests an eight-figure fee is a fair one.

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Asked what he thought of the reported asking price, Bruce told Football Insider: “I think it’s a sensible price tag, he’s a good player, he’s got good attributes and he’s a good age.

“For what’s out there and the prices that are bandied about, I certainly think he fits around that bracket.” 

Ntcham has scored a total of 23 goals and chipped in with 12 assists in his 126 games for the Hoops.

He also has 18 France under-21 appearances under his belt.

In other Celtic news, the Bhoys have been tipped to beat West Ham to the signing of a “great” Premier League player.