Olivier Ntcham will always be an enigmatic figure at Celtic Park. On his day, was one of the best footballers in Scotland, off his game, his attitude was contemptuous and his performances contemptable.
His ambition to leave Celtic Park far outweighed his ambition to be a professional and his mood and demeanor have been shown to be not welcome inside not only the corridors of Celtic Park, but also in Marseille where his arrival compelled the French clubs manager Andres Villas Boas to tender his resignation.
It was widely expected that the Frenchman would he leaving this summer for the sunnier climes of Athens as AEK made moves to sign Ntcham on a free.
With personal terms agreed, the deal fell through at the last minute when Celtic decided that they did, in fact, want a fee for the former Man City man.
By all accounts the deal has been resurrected as Greek journalist, Giannis Chorianopolous claimed that the Greek club are now looking at options to finance the move.
It’s not yet known what size of fee Celtic are looking for, but that is certainly encouraging news for the Hoops who need a bad dressing room influence out the club and also for Ntcham who clearly needs new direction in his footballing life.