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Celtic fans react to Olivier Ntcham's reported France snub

Olivier Ntcham of Celtic celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the Scottish Cup Final between Celtic and Motherwell at Hampden Park on May 19, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

The Celtic star has seemingly made himself available to Cameroon for an international career.

Olivier Ntcham during the match between France and Luxembourg European Under-21 Championship 2019 Qualifying Round  at Stade La Meinau in France on September 11, 2018.

Celtic midfielder Olivier Ntcham has reportedly made a 'huge decision' in electing to represent Cameroon at international level.

Ntcham has been capped for France Under-21s and was born in Longjumeau, a suburb of Paris.

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But according to The Daily Record, the Celtic star, a £4.5 million signing in the summer of 2017 [BBC Sport], has done a u-turn on his international preference and has made himself available for the African giants.

The report adds that Ntcham - whose parents are of Cameroonian descent - has been placed on standby for Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Cape Verde and Rwanda.

 

Here's how fans of the Parkhead club reacted to the reported switch:

Is it a good decision? Time will tell, but it's extremely likely that he'll play a lot more regularly for Cameroon than he would for France at senior level.

That's because the reigning world champions have an abundance of brilliant midfielders, such as Paul Pogba and Tanguy Ndombele, and Ntcham's chances of playing ahead of either of them on a regular basis seems quite slim.

On his day, the Celtic star is one hell of a player, but the likes of Pogba and Ndombele are a level above.

Olivier Ntcham of Celtic arrives ahead of  the Scottish Premier League match between Hibernian and Celtic at Easter Road on 28 September, 2019 in Edinburgh, Scotland.

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