Olivier Ntcham

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  1. Gyp Rosetti Gold Member Gold Member

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    The market is not * because of Neymar, it’s * due to those * clowns down in the greatest league in the universe.
     
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    Not really. The EPL was always its own wee bubble due to the crazy tv money but neymar has shot up worldwide prices a good 30% single handedly.

    Example Liverpool got 75 million for world class Suarez a few years ago yet 160 million for Coutinho, who couldn't lace Suarez' boots. Insane. Barca also spunked 150+ on Ousmane Dembele, who isn't worth half that.

    Anyway this is actually good for Celtic as we can now get good value for our players e.g. Dembele 20 mill despite not being as good as Van Dijk who we only got 12 mill for in the pre neymar world.

    A young, talented ex Man City player with Champions League, Europa League and Serie A experience - if we accept less than 15 million for Ntcham we're officially retarded as a club.
     
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  3. El Capitan Gold Member Gold Member

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    Not even remotely comparable.
     
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    I rate Ntcham, just think he’s going through a poor spell of form but I’d be 100% confident he can turn that around, especially if he was paired in MF with McGregor.

    I like the idea of getting Mbemba in as part of the deal, but realistically how much of the supposed 14m will go towards finding Ntcham’s replacement?!

    We got 20m fo Dembele and spent 2m on his replacement.
    On those maths, we’d be left with 1.4m to look for instant quality in a very important position.

    Ideally we should hold onto him and put in a cheeky bid for Mbemba anyway :fear:

    Although I couldn’t see Porto playing nicely in that one.
     
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    Please be true!

    I honestly didn’t think we would get more that 5 mil for him. Porto cant have seen him play for a while.
     
  6. dbhoy72

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    Still think he can come back to form, but we do have decent midfielders.

    No thanks on the defender though, 6 months later trying to get rid, eh naw thanks.
     
  7. Mr. Slippyfist Gold Member Gold Member News Writer

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    Ntcham for Mbemba?

    Would bite yer toes off for that!
     
  8. PaulM1888 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Direct quotes from yourself;

     
  9. Priest

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    If Saidy Janko isnae included in the deal they can get tae.
     
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    Easy one for me this. Simply sell the player! Wouldn't make my Celtic starting 11. Good profit as well if the story is for real!
     
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    If the paper talk is accurate.. and it's a big if..

    Mbemba, plus cash would be a no brainier, as much as I rate Ntcham our defensive need I'd far Greater.. keep Mulumbu and give him a run when needed.
     
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    I like Ntcham but his work rate is shocking at times. If someone came in for anything like 14 million I'd punt him.
     
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    Ntcham was brilliant up until he was linked with Porto, even this season at Rosenborg and Rangers first game.

    Be really poor since.
     
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    You'd have Jack Hendry and Scott McKenna over Virgil Van Dijk, though.

    I was for selling him until reading this comment. Hope he stays and finds good form that keeps Christie out of the team now.
     
  15. James Gold Member Gold Member

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    This would be like the Ki deal for me. Decent player but that's a brilliant offer if true
     
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    Pretty much.

    The fact that our best run of form this season came when he was bombed out of the team is no coincidence.

    I don't think there's many supporters who believe that Christie has more ability than Ntcham. He has better strength, range of passing, composure and has represented the current World Champions at every age level from u16s up.

    Yet Ryan Christie - the player that no fan would've batted an eyelid if he left in the summer -has overtaken him as a first pick and that is undoubtedly down to work ethic. Without it, ability and potential won't flourish.

    Having been dropped for Christie for a period and watching us go on a run of wins from the sidelines. Hearing everyone gush about the improvement in the team and the praise for Christie, it should have stoked a fire within him to prove that he was still the main man. It hasn't.

    I'm not sure what else Rodgers can do. He's been hooked off at HT twice this season with no injury; a clear sign of dissatisfaction and there was no response. He mentioned it after the Motherwell match again no response. He was dropped from the team for a period...again no response.

    If we can't get him back to giving 100% every game and dominating games in Scotland which he could and should be doing then we need to move him on.
     
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    If we get £14 million and a decent defender for this heartless * it will be the best window ever. We could even afford to pay off the other heartless *, should Fulham not come back for him.
     
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    Take it. Nchamp has brought nothing this season., it seems to have started when Dembele. left. When he plays he slows the game down far too much. No point in getting players in that have pace if you are not going to utilise it by slowing the game down. We have all said it, Nchamp cannot playbwith Broony, it has been proven time again. Get rid of Nchamp for the £14m, extend Broonies contract until 10 is reached, (he will find some form then use him sparingly). We have an abundance of midfield players that would fill Nchamps role
     
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    If that rumour is anywhere close to reality we'd be daft not to take it, with McGregor and Christie are looking more and more like our first choice midfield for the forseeable future, Brown and Mulumbu as more experienced options, and Bitton and Kouassi still on the books to come back from injury, it's probably the area of the pitch we can most easily let someone go, and we need a half decent CB more than we need another CM.
     
  20. packybhoy Administrator Administrator Gold Member

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    Sort of like Ntcham..