Olivier Ntcham joins Swansea City

1st September 2021
First team
Olivier Ntcham

Swansea City has completed the signing of midfielder Olivier Ntcham, subject to international clearance and EFL approval.

The 25-year-old becomes the ninth signing of the summer after putting pen to paper on a three-year contract, and will add experience and quality to Russell Martin’s options in the middle of the park.

Ntcham, capped by France at age-grade level up to the under-21s, was snapped up by Manchester City’s academy – where current Swans’ sporting director Mark Allen was director at the time - from Le Havre in 2012.

Aged just 16 when he made the move to the Etihad, Ntcham went on to spend two seasons playing in Serie A on loan at Genoa.

He made 40 appearances for Il Grifone as they finished 11th and 16th in the Italian top-flight.

Olivier Ntcham

A move to Celtic to work under former Swansea manager Brendan Rodgers followed in the summer of 2017, and Ntcham would quickly become a key figure in a period of utter domination for the Parkhead club.

He won eight trophies in three seasons under Rodgers and his successor Neil Lennon, made up of three Scottish Premiership titles, two Scottish Cup and two Scottish League Cups.

Ntcham made 146 appearances in total for the Bhoys, scoring 24 goals and gaining considerable European experience in the Champions League and Europa League.

He had a short stint on loan at Marseille last term, before leaving Celtic at the end of the 2020-21 season.