10 Jul Celtic transfer information: Neil Lennon ‘not glad’ with Oliver Ntcham over feedback made concerning poor high quality of SPL matches
The Northern Irishman is able to converse to the midfielder when he returns to coaching following his dismissive phrases concerning the high quality of the SPL
Celtic midfielder Olivier Ntcham is in scorching water with boss Neil Lennon over feedback made concerning the standard of football within the Scottish Premier League.
The 23-year-old, previously of Manchester Metropolis, revealed he had “didn’t develop” on the membership, additionally including that the extent of football in Scotland’s high division was “not excessive.”
Experiences counsel that Celtic are struggling to carry on to the participant, with Marseille the front-runners to prise him away from his present membership.
Fellow Ligue 1 aspect Lyon are additionally stated to have an interest within the participant, who seems determined to pressure a transfer away from Scotland.
“That will probably be addressed when Olivier comes again,” stated Lennon forward of Tuesday’s Champions League qualifier away to Sarajevo.
“I believe it’s honest to say that quite a lot of us, whether or not it’s administration, gamers or individuals on the membership weren’t glad with the feedback.”
Ntcham signed a four-year cope with Celtic after his arrival from Manchester Metropolis in the summertime of 2017, after having spent two years in Serie A on mortgage with Genoa.
His time in Scotland has been a profitable one because the Hoops collected League, League Cup and Scottish Cup doubles in every of his two seasons at Celtic Park. The Frenchman has made a total of 84 appearances, scoring 14 targets throughout his two seasons with the SPL membership, and must face the music on his return to coaching.
“Once I converse to Olivier will probably be completed privately however you’ll be able to think about, we discover the feedback premature and never significantly correct,” added Lennon.
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Lennon admitted that the participant had not fully burned his bridges, but it surely looks like the connection will probably be robust to restore if Ntcham is decided to depart.
“He nonetheless has a future [at Celtic], he’s below contract. However I will probably be talking to him about his mindset and his angle towards the membership as properly which, the way in which it got here throughout, did not look good.”
Ntcham beforehand refused to signal an expert contract with Le Havre when he was a teenager, earlier than becoming a member of Manchester Metropolis’s youth sector for a €1 million payment again in 2012.