Ntcham deal delayed due to plane mix-up

Despite reports being minute-by-minute these days, you should always allude to the age-old quote ‘It isn’t over until the fat lady sings’ as a measure of uncertainty in football. It has happened many a time this season – be it a late equaliser, last-gasp bid being scuppered *ahem, Ben Davies* or as a way of describing Neil Lennon’s tenure. And in Olivier Ntcham’s case, he may have to wait just a day more before he finally gets his dream move away from Paradise to Marseille.

According to reliable French news outlet GFFN, there has been a problem with the aeroplane taking Ntcham from Glasgow to the French Riviera, which initially sparked fears amongst the fans of not only Les Olympiens, but the Bhoys’ faithful too, as they wait with baited breath to see a rotten apple leave their club.

The deal is not in jeopardy however; despite Olivier’s inability to arrive in southern France later today, the agreement will be completed from afar – presumably this is the paperwork part, with the dusty fax machines being plugged in for the first time since the end of October – whilst the medical component of the transfer will be completed tomorrow when someone at Glasgow International finally decides to oil the engines up.

Once the t’s are crossed and the i’s are dotted, Ntcham will join a Marseille side who finished second last season, but have struggled this term and languish in just ninth place, thirteen points behind the Champions League spots- which resulted in large scale riots on Saturday afternoon.

A club in turmoil, who after doing incredibly well last season, have done all the wrong things this term – so much so that they yearn to have their manager ousted from the hotseat before their season is ruined.

Sounds awfully familiar.

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  1. Glad to see the back of this lazy overrated troublemaker, would take anything over 2 million pounds for him. Promised a lot when he first came but has been taking money under false pretences for a while now. Lennon and a few others should follow him out the door as quickly as possible.