Ryan Christie’s former Inverness teammate Danny Williams has recently talked about the Celtic star’s future.
Christie has been linked with a move to the likes of Nice and Burnley in the past and his former teammate Williams has made it clear that the Scotland international could be playing in the Premier League before long.
Premier League ‘might appeal’ to Christie
Williams, who shared the dressing room with Christie at Inverness, has talked to Daily Record about his former teammate. Williams believes that Christie is easily at the level of John McGinn and Stuart Armstrong and even though he loves Celtic, the Premier League might appeal to him.
Will Christie move to the Premier League?
Here’s what Williams had to say in full: “I reckon he could easily play in the Premier League. I look at players like James Maddison, who played in Scotland and is now in the Premier League, and I don’t think there’s any difference.
“He’s easily at that level. I played against the likes of John McGinn and Stuart Armstrong. They are top players as well and you see how well they have done in England. Ryan is every bit as good, if not better.
“It will be interesting to see what happens this summer. I’m sure he loves playing for Celtic and they are a big club.
“There is the challenge of the Premier League, which might appeal to him. There’s bound to be interest. Ryan will be at the Euros this summer with Scotland and that’s the biggest stage in the world. If he does well, then the phone will be off the hook. The world will be his oyster.”
It was recently reported that Christie’s contract at Celtic runs out in January 2022 rather than next summer, which means that he would be able to discuss terms with other clubs in the next winter window and leave for free later that year.
Celtic should cash in on Christie
While this suggests that he is an important player for the side, the Hoops can’t afford to lose Christie on a free transfer, and if his level drops again next term it will be impossible to make a profit in January if he has not signed a new deal.
There have been no concrete reports of him signing an extension anytime soon, and if the Hoops are looking to raise some funds for their summer rebuild, cashing in on Christie after a hopefully impressive Euros could be the perfect place to start.
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