Celtic have completed the signing of Manchester City midfielder Olivier Ntcham on a four-year-deal.
The 21-year-old Frenchman spent the last two seasons on loan at Genoa and becomes Brendan Rodgers’ third summer signing, follwing the addition of Jonny Hayes and Kindai Benya.
Ntcham is highly-regarded having joined City from French side, Le Havre in 2012, playing a number of games for the club’s under-23 side, before going on to make 41 appearances in Serie A.
“It’s a nice feeling to be here at Celtic and I want to win everything at Celtic as I have never won a trophy before.
“I’m most looking forward to the derby and playing in the Champions League. I remember them beating Barcelona five years ago in the group stages. Not every club gets to play in this competition so I’m happy to have the chance to play there with Celtic.
“Celtic is fresh challenge for me. While Genoa are a good team, I knew they wouldn’t win Serie A as they were not a top team like Juventus, but I know Celtic are a big team in Scotland.”
Ntcham will link up with a familiar face in France under-21 team-mate, Moussa Dembele as he looks ti improve a team which went the whole domestic campaign unbeaten last season.
“It’s always good to win the titles, and I hope we can win the trophies again and do even better than last season,” he added. “I am excited at the challenge of playing in the team.”