Celtic’s bizarre transfer activity and communications took another twist tofay when Olivier Ntcham announced that he had quit the club.
The midfielder had a year left to run on his contract but seems to have secured a termination deal and is likely to return to France to re-start his career.
Celtic paid a reported £4.5m to Manchester City in July 2017 for Ntcham who made an instant impact on the side with impressive, driven performances from central midfield.
From the moment Moussa Dembele left Celtic for Marseille in 2018 it seems that Ntcham’s career has been on the slide culminating in a loan move to Marseille in January. That switch seemed almost as disastrous as the previous months of the season at Celtic,
With another big earner off the wage bill Celtic’s costs from last season have been significantly reduced with Shane Duffy, Diego Laxalt, Moi Elyounoussi and Scott Brown no longer at the club.