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Celtic this morning paid more for Olivier Ntcham than they have for any player in the last ten years, when Gordon Strachan splashed out to Hibs £4.4m for Scott Brown.

The signing of Frenchman Ntcham from Manchester City, for a reputed £4.5m is another sign of Brendan Rodgers’ intention to make a serious assault on the Champions League this season.

21 year-old Ollie, spent the last two years gaining valuable experience in one of the toughest leagues in the world, Serie A, with Genoa, playing more than 40 times for the Italian club.

From what we’ve been told, the capture of Ntcham is a real coup for the club, as Brendan uses his influence again to bring one of France’s brightest stars to Celtic Park.

And yet again, the player comes into an environment where he can settle quickly as his French under-21 team mate Moussa Dembele, and former Manchester City team mates Scott Sinclair and Dedryck Boyata already ply their trade.

From every Celtic fan, welcome to the greatest football club on the planet Ollie!

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