3 Replacements Lennon Can Consider For Ntcham At Celtic Including This ‘New Modric’

Celtic midfielder Olivier Ntcham has been causing a bit of trouble at Parkhead of late. Boss Neil Lennon has acknowledged that fact and he indicated (The Scottish Sun) that the Frenchman would have to come up with an apology once he joins the squad. Ntcham had reportedly said that he was disappointed not to join Porto last season and was flattered to see interest from French heavyweights Marseille. The former Manchester City midfielder also indicated that Scottish football wasn’t challenging enough.

It seems clear that the player wants a move and there is no point in the Hoops trying to keep a player whose heart isn’t set at playing for the club. Therefore Lennon should start looking at replacements and here are three options he can go after.

Marco Stiepermann

The Norwich City midfielder had a fantastic campaign last season as he helped his side reach the Premier League. The German attacking midfielder contributed with ten goals and nine assists in all competitions. Luring him to the Premiership might be a bit of a problem for Celtic as Stiepermann is an established first-team player for Daniel Farke.

Nevertheless, the club should be able to come up with an offer which might tempt Norwich to sell the 28-year-old midfielder. Celtic can gain a decent sum by selling Ntcham, and they will also make big money if the sale of Tierney to Arsenal goes through. So we think that the Hoops can afford someone like Stiepermann with all those player sales.

Tom Cleverley

The Watford midfielder has fallen down the pecking order at Vicarage Road ever since the emergence of Doucoure, Hughes and Capoue. The 29-year-old Premier League winner can still be a good option for Celtic. His link-up play is often impressive, and when required, he can feature from the flanks as well. The midfielder has plenty of experience of playing at the toughest of level, and he can turn out to be a smart signing.

Ivan Sunjic

The 22-year-old Dinamo Zagreb midfielder is considered as the next heir to Luka Modric in Croatia. Typically a defensive midfielder, Sunjic can easily slot in to play as a central or attacking midfielder. His on the ball qualities make him a special prospect, and he can dictate play from the middle of the park.

His technical attributes will make him fit in almost any kind of role in midfield. Celtic should definitely try their luck to bring in this Croatia’s u-21 captain.

Loading...
The following two tabs change content below.

Ayush Chaurasia

Sports Management Graduate. Wannabe sports manager/writer and researcher. If not found disscussing about sports, will be seen talking about movies or tv shows. Miserable rest of the times.

Share This Article

Tottenham Hotspur Plotting This Swap Deal For Italian International: Pros And Cons Of A Move

Next Story »

Liverpool Table A Loan Bid To Bring This Brazilian To Anfield: A Sensible Move By Klopp?

T40 SCOUTING

  • Has Harry Maguire Solved Manchester United’s Defensive Problems?

    1 week ago

    In a summer that saw £1.41bn spent on transfers in the Premier League, one move stood out from the rest for several reasons. Harry Maguire is a ...

    Read More
  • Strength And Weakness Of This New Leeds United Signing And Where Will He Fit Into Bielsa’s Plans?

    2 months ago

    Leeds United have confirmed that they had completed the signing of Wolverhampton Wanderers’ Portuguese winger Helder Costa. The winger has joined initially on a year-long loan deal, but ...

    Read More
  • With Hay Confirming Forward Is Close To Joining Leeds United, We Do A Scout Report On The Player

    2 months ago

    Leeds United squandered a glorious opportunity to return to the top flight despite enjoying a boisterous start to their 2018-19 campaign. But a lack of depth, as ...

    Read More
  • A Full Profile On Liverpool’s First Summer Signing Sepp van den Berg: What He Will Bring To Anfield?

    2 months ago

    Liverpool have confirmed on their official website that Sepp van den Berg will complete his move to Anfield from PEC Zwolle in July. The Dutch teenager has become ...

    Read More
  • Liverpool Are On The Brink Of Sealing Move For This Defensive Ace: A Complete Scout Report

    2 months ago

    According to a recent report by the Telegraph, Liverpool have won the chase to secure the services of PEC Zwolle centre-back Sepp van den Berg during the summer transfer ...

    Read More