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13 goals in 66 games – Celtic’s deal for influential Frenchman could turn out to be a massive coup

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Celtic midfielder Olivier Ntcham in action. (Getty Images)

Why Olivier Ntcham signing a new contract is good news for Celtic

According to the Scottish Sun, attacking midfielder Olivier Ntcham has signed a new contract with Celtic, which will keep him at the club until 2022. The Frenchman has become an integral part of Brendan Rodgers’ team since joining the club from Manchester City last summer.

He has scored 13 goals in 66 appearances for the Hoops thus far and was crucial in helping the club lift a second consecutive treble last season. The manager must be a delighted man now that the player has committed his long-term future.

Ntcham has been an ever-present figure in the midfield for the Scottish champions, creating chances and also scoring vital goals for the team. Hence, the management would be a happy bunch after overseeing the Frenchman’s new deal.

Here’s why it is good news for the Hoops that the 22-year-old has committed his future to the club:

Olivier Ntcham – A special talent

Ntcham is a quality player who possesses everything a midfield player should have. He is a strong player and does have good knowledge of how to use the ball.

Being an attacking midfielder by trade, the Frenchman can come deep to pick up possession and make things happen, or try to exploit the space between the midfield and the defensive lines of the opposition.

Olivier Ntcham

The 22-year-old also has the propensity of having a pop from distance if space and time are offered. He can dribble past defenders in tight areas to open up space and trouble the opposition.

Having already scored three goals and provided an assist in seven Premiership games, Ntcham has made an influential start to the season in Scotland. He is slowly getting to his peak, meaning the consistency in the game would come sooner than later. Hence, Celtic have tied him up to a new deal at the right time.

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The Frenchman is a special talent and can take the Hoops to the next level in the coming years. It is good from the player’s perspective as well, to stick with a club that trusts his abilities and potential. Therefore, the new deal has happened at the right time and Ntcham thoroughly deserved it too.