Date: 17th August 2019 at 6:00pm
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EXCLUSIVE

Jackie McNamara has tipped Celtic midfielder Olivier Ntcham to leave the club if an acceptable bid comes in for him before the end of the transfer window.

The former Celtic and Scotland star, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, says that the Frenchman could still be sold despite the 23-year-old starting against both Motherwell and CFR Cluj.

Ntcham spoke of wanting a new challenge earlier in the summer, suggesting that the Scottish league was not good enough for him to develop as a player.

McNamara says that a decent bid will tempt the Hoops into selling up before the transfer window closes at the start of September, but that it will have to be for the right price.

McNamara told Football Insider: “Nobody’s bid for him but if somebody comes in and gives the right money, I think he’ll go, yeah, but as far as I know nobody’s bid for him.

“He was quoted as saying he wanted to leave but Celtic will only let him go if the right money comes in for him.”

Ntcham has played six times this season, three times in the starting XI, with a goal and three assists under his belt.

A knee injury curtailed his 2018/19 campaign as he managed to play 37 times across all competitions, just 20 of those coming in the Scottish Premiership.

In other Celtic news, Danny Mills has told Football Insider that a “fabulous” Premier League player would love to join the club this summer.