Olivier Ntcham’s close to loan move to Marseille, €10m option to buy agreed for Celtic Wantaway

Olivier Ntcham looks set to sign for Marseille on loan today with an agreement for a option to but at €10million being put in place. The former Manchester City player has not featured for Celtic this year – the French midfielder’s last outing for the Hoops was on 23 December – and he’s the latest of the Wantaway players who will leave the club, joining Jeremie Frimpong who last week signed for Leverkusen for a fee of £11.5m.

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Olivier Ntcham option to buy expected to be €10m

France Football reporter Nabil Djellit reports that the option to buy in a deal that would see Olivier Ntcham move from Celtic to Marseille is expected to be around €10m. The player’s wages are no problem for OM and the deal is expected to go through today.

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Traslated: “Celtic had refused an operation at 17M € for Ntcham from Porto. The Scots had set the bar at 25 in the summer of 2019. Now for 10 M € at the end of the season, the case is closed. The salary of the French Hope is widely accessible to the finances of the #OM.”

Earlier, according to French network RMC Sport, Ntcham is in “active negotiations” with Marseille and has already spoken with the club’s sporting director Pablo Longoria.

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“Olivier Ntcham is very close to joining OM. The file is said to be very advanced and optimism reigns at the Marseille club.” Mercat’OM report.

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