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Olivier Ntcham is reported to be a transfer target for AEK Athens.

With no manager, no Head of Football Operations and Peter Lawwell retiring at the end of this month it is difficult to work out who will be making contract and transfer decisions at Celtic although Patryk Klimala was sold in April under similar circumstances.

Ntcham was signed by Brendan Rodgers in the summer of 2017 and immediately went straight into the side, adding strength and goals to the Invincible side.

His impact wore off quickly following that debut season with a January loan move to Marseille doing nothing for his confidence or reputation.

Now The Sun reports:

AEK Athens are ready to offer Olivier Ntcham a Celtic escape route. The French midfielder had a disastrous loan spell at Marseille in the second half of the season.

But AEK want to lure Ntcham to Greece and are ready to offer him close to £20,000 a week.  The 25-year-old still has 12 months to run on his deal – but Celtic do have the option to terminate it this summer. AEK are aware of Ntcham’s contract situation and could be willing to pay a fee now in order to land him.

Should Peter Lawwell leave with immediate effect?

Yes, utterly toxic, the rebuild starts when he leaves

Yes, utterly toxic, the rebuild starts when he leaves

No, we need his experience for the handover

No, we need his experience for the handover

How interested the Frenchman would be in a move to Greece is difficult to know but the two clubs did business last year when Vasilis Barkas moved to Celtic.

With the option of another 12 months on his contract it is hard to see Ntcham having an impact with Celtic in the season ahead with the player ultimately in charge of his destiny.

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