Many Celtic fans have been discussing some comments from Neil Lennon that recently emerged on social media.
Lennon was talking to the press ahead of Celtic’s Europa League game against Lille. He revealed that Nir Bitton, Hatem Abd Elhamed and Olivier Ntcham happen to be ‘major doubts’ for the game on Thursday.
Will Ntcham leave Celtic in January?
The club’s official Twitter account relayed a tweet involving this update. It caught the attention of many Celtic fans, who began giving a negative opinion about these players.
What did Celtic fans make of this update?
Out of the 3, Ntcham is the biggest disappointment. That guy has undoubted ability but his attitude stinks. I can count on one hand his good games. Forget this season, he should have been shipped a long, long time ago.
— Derek O’Neill (@u2deek) December 9, 2020
Probably looking for other clubs in January
— Adam (@burnsyman1) December 9, 2020
And the amount of times I wrote how poor a player Bitton and Ntcham was and then getting slated for it
— Barry Nixon (@barrynixon1980) December 9, 2020
No great loss i would say
— Johncarlin1951 (@johncarlin1951) December 9, 2020
It was recently reported that Elhamed could be looking to leave Celtic in the January transfer window, as he wants to be closer to his family in Israel. The Hoops are looking for buyers for the Israeli defender and they would be willing to sell him, if they can potentially replace him (as per the Scottish Sun).
The Hoops have already been knocked out of the Europa League and are yet to win a single game in the group stage. Some other Celtic fans also made their displeasure clear about the three players that are doubts for the Lille game.
3 of them injured is a bonus
— Tambo Unchained ??????? (@ThomasTambo) December 9, 2020
Button is injured more than Big Jozo ever was. What a joke.
— Jungle Jim #10IAR (@jhunglejhim) December 9, 2020
Some good news so
— Alan Ryan (@alanryan6) December 9, 2020
They won’t be missed!
— Stevo???? (@stevomcl67) December 9, 2020
These Celtic fans are making it clear that they won’t miss the three players, even if they don’t feature against Lille.
Bitton and Elhamed have been the club’s eighth and ninth-best players in the Premiership campaign this season. Bitton has made only six appearances anyway. Only six players have picked up lesser ratings than Ntcham this season (as per Whoscored).
While Elhamed has been linked with a move away from the club, Ntcham was linked with a move to the Premier League too. So considering their performances and the rumours surrounding their exit, it is understandable why Celtic fans aren’t too bothered about the absence of these players.