OLIVIER NTCHAM has thanked Celtic fans for their support – after he secured his controversial move to Marseille.

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The Frenchman signed for the Ligue 1 outfit on transfer deadline day.

But, their manager Andreas Villas-boas, formally of Chelsea and Tottenham, claimed he did not want to sign the Celtic man. Villas-boas has since been suspended by the club.

“It’s not a decision I’d taken, I heard about it this morning in the press when I woke up,” Villas-Boas said in a press conference, reported by L’Equipe.

“He’s a player I said no to. He wasn’t on my list, I wasn’t going for him."

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In a message to Celtic supporters, Ntcham said: I will always be grateful to everything you gave me and I wish you all the best for the future.