Report: Lyon want Celtic's Olivier Ntcham amid Tottenham's interest in Ndombele

France's midfielder Olivier Ntcham (L) vies with Belgium's midfielder Samuel Bastien (R) during the friendly under-21 football match between France and Belgium at MMArena Stadium, in Le...

Celtic midfielder Olivier Ntcham could hand Tottenham a boost by heading to Lyon.

France's midfielder Olivier Ntcham (L) vies with Belgium's midfielder Samuel Bastien (R) during the friendly under-21 football match between France and Belgium at MMArena Stadium, in Le...

According to The Scottish Sun, Lyon want to sign Celtic midfielder Olivier Ntcham this summer, joining Porto and Marseille in the race.

Ntcham, 23, joined Celtic from Manchester City back in 2016, and quickly became an integral part of Brendan Rodgers' midfield at Parkhead.

 

Ntcham hit nine goals in his first season with the club, and whilst injuries curtailed his impact this past season, he still picked up six goals in 37 games.

With six trophies won in his two years at Parkhead, Ntcham has enjoyed a productive spell in Glasgow, but with David Turnbull coming in from Motherwell, the Frenchman is poised to move on.

It's now believed that Lyon are joining the race to sign Ntcham, with new boss Sylvinho looking to beat Marseille and Porto to his signature this summer.

Glen Kamara and Steven Davis of Rangers challenges Oliver Ntcham of Celtic during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Celtic at Ibrox Stadium on May 12, 2019 in...

This news may be a huge boost to Tottenham Hotspur, who have been attempting to sign Lyon ace Tanguy Ndombele, but Sky Italia's Gianluca Di Marzio claims a £40m bid has been rejected.

Lyon would seemingly want Ntcham as a replacement for Ndombele in midfield, hinting that they're already planning for life after the Spurs target – and potentially aiding Mauricio Pochettino's pursuit.

Kyian Mbappe of Paris Saint-Germain and Tanguy Ndombele of Olympique Lyonnais fight for the ball during the Ligue 1 match between Paris Saint Germain and Olympique Lyonnais  at Parc des...

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