CELTIC have completed the £4.5million signing of Manchester City midfielder Olivier Ntcham on a four-year deal and have handed the hugely talented French star the 21 shirt.
The French ace is rated as one of the most exciting young talents in the game.
The 21-year-old joined City from French side, Le Havre, back in 2012, and has spent the past two seasons on loan at Serie A side, Genoa, where he made over 40 appearances.
Now, Olivier will link up with his fellow French Under-21 internationalist Moussa Dembele, who, of course, enjoyed a very impressive first season with the Hoops while scoring 32 goals.
Olivier joins Jonny Hayes and Kindai Benya as the fresh arrivals at Paradise and the new Bhoy said: “It’s a nice feeling to be here and I want to win everything at Celtic as I have never won a trophy before.
“I’m most looking forward to the derby and playing in the Champions League. I remember them beating Barcelona five years ago in the group stages.
“Not every club gets to play in this competition so I’m happy to have the chance to play there with Celtic.
“Celtic is fresh challenge for me. While Genoa are a good team, I knew they wouldn’t win Serie A as they were not a top team like Juventus, but I know Celtic are a big team in Scotland.
”It’s always good to win the titles and I hope we can win the trophies again and do even better than last season.
“I am excited at the challenge of playing in the team.”
Brendan Rodgers continues to look at improving his squad and his two principal deals for the summer sales window are yet to come together.
One involves resolving the Stuart Armstrong saga and the other involves playing a waiting game to see what is going to happen with Patrick Roberts.
Celtic are active on both fronts so it’s really going to come down to what the players want.
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