Mikael Lustig praises Celtic newbies Olivier Ntcham and Jonny Hayes

Celtic vs Linfield - UEFA Champions League Second Qualifying Round Second Leg

Celtic have added both Olivier Ntcham and Jonny Hayes to their ranks this summer.

Mikael Lustig has heaped praise upon two of Celtic's summer signings, suggesting that once Olivier Ntcham and Jonny Hayes settle in at Parkhead, they will bring joy to Hoops supporters, the Scotsman reports.

It has been a fairly quiet summer window for the Scottish Premiership champions, with Ntcham and Hayes proving to be two of the three signings the club have made so far. 

Celtic vs Linfield - UEFA Champions League Second Qualifying Round Second LegOlivier Ntcham

But both men have impressed in pre-season and have hinted that they will be able to help Brendan Rodgers' men repeat their domestic dominance from the last campaign - while also perhaps helping the side make more of an impact in Europe.

And Lustig has backed both players to quickly justify the club's decision to move for them this summer - adding that he was impressed by Ntcham's display in the Champions League qualifier win over Linfield in midweek.

"Olivier is a quality player. He’ll take a little time to settle but I think you saw against Linfield how good he is," he said, as reported by the Scotsman.

"It is a different way to play for Jonny [Hayes] coming from Aberdeen, who play a little bit more with man marking and bit more simple football with the longer balls, but you can see his qualities and he’s going to bring a lot of joy to this team.”

With Celtic proving so dominant domestically last term, there was really no need for Rodgers to spend large amounts of money on a number of players who were entering the peaks of their career.

Aberdeen's Jonathan Hayes in action with Celtic's Patrick RobertsHayes' final Aberdeen appearance came against Celtic

While Hayes appears to fall into that category, the deals for the likes of Ntcham and fellow summer signing Kundai Benyu highlight how Rodgers is looking to create a legacy at Parkhead.

But with Ntcham shining on his competitive debut, it appears that the deal for the former Manchester City man may reap dividends even earlier than perhaps some expected. 

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