There’s a lot of mystery surrounding Celtic midfielder, Olivier Ntcham, and his transfer status.
We’ve watched this rumour mill play out online. Some claiming the midfielder is available on a free even though he has time left on his Celtic contract.
Claims Athens had reached a deal with the Frenchman, but apparently that’s fallen apart because he isn’t available on a free.
Greek reporter Giannis Chorianopoulos has been following the story and reported over the weekend the deal is dead.
AEK Athens will check other CMF options except Olivier Ntcham. Greek club's officials believe that Celtic will not let him go as a free agent. So, at the moment, no Ntcham for AEK!#AEK #Celtic #CelticFC
— Giannis Chorianopoulos (@choria80) June 27, 2021
What we want to know, if Oli is still under contract with Celtic, why is he not at Lennoxtown?
Ntcham has been sporadically posting videos of him training alone lately and on Monday evening he posted another video on a beach somewhere which is certainly not in Scotland.
The only players who should be excused from training is the players who had international duties during the summer – Ntcham didn’t have any.
A lot of deals finish at the end of July, so if the player has been released, we’ll find out pretty soon. If he hasn’t been released, why is he not with the squad?