By Mike Slater

3rd Sep, 2021 | 7:10am

Olivier Ntcham claims former Rangers chief Mark Allen wanted to sign him

Former Celtic midfielder Olivier Ntcham has admitted that Mark Allen wanted to sign him for Rangers during his time in Glasgow.

The Frenchman, now at Swansea, shared that the director used to grab him after Old Firm games between the fierce rivals.

It is suggested that due to their close relationship, Allen has always wanted to bring Ntcham to every club he has been at.

Speaking to the official Swansea website, Ntcham confirmed that he was a wanted man in Glasgow during his time there.

“We have a really good relationship, I must be honest and say I did not know he was working for Swansea as I had last seen him at Rangers when I was at Celtic,” he said.

“It’s true Mark used to speak to me after the games against Rangers (and say he would like to sign me again).”

Never.

We’re going to give Allen the benefit of the doubt and believe that it was just figure of speech during these talks.

The Frenchman crashed and burned towards the end of his Celtic career, and eventually forced his way out.

After links to some big leagues, he suddenly finds himself in the Championship in England, rather than the Premier League.

Compare that to the likes of Glen Kamara who is being linked to the very best, for much cheaper and has become one of Scotland’s biggest bargains ever.

Allen is now away from Ibrox, and it will probably be the last of any talks regarding transfers with our fierce rivals.

In other Rangers news, Michael Stewart sends Twitter message after major Bears development on Thursday