Celtic have opened new discussions with Ryan Christie over the possibility of him signing a new deal at Parkhead, according to The Scottish Sun.
The Lowdown: Celtic build their way into the 2021/22 season
With 2021/22 in full swing, Hoops manager Ange Postecoglou will be evaluating all avenues to ensure that the best quality possible is at his disposal as the new campaign progresses.
In terms of acquisitions, the Aussie has managed to bring in seven additions in the form of James McCarthy, Liel Abada, Joe Hart, Carl Starfelt, Kyogo Furuhashi, Liam Shaw and Osaze Urhoghide [Transfermarkt].
However, he could now be set to carry out another important piece of business from an internal perspective following recent developments.
Should Celtic offer Ryan Christie a new contract?
The Latest: Celtic re-open contract talks with Ryan Christie
The Celtic Park hierarchy are said to have re-opened talks with Christie over the prospect of extending his stay in Glasgow [The Scottish Sun].
There had been previous negotiations in 2020/21, but no such agreement has yet been finalised.
The 26-year-old has yet to receive a concrete offer from the Hoops, whilst he is free to talk to other clubs ahead of his January contract expiry, with Crystal Palace, Burnley and Nice waiting in the wings.
The Verdict: Celtic should look to tie down Christie as soon as possible
Needing to safeguard every inch of attacking intuition moving forward, this news should come as a massive boost to Celtic supporters.
Fitting seamlessly into his manager’s pressing style of football, Christie has again shown why he is one of the most highly-regarded players in his native country. Starting off the 2021/22 season tremendously, he has delivered four goal contributions from five appearances, with one goal and three assists [Transfermarkt].
In his limited time on the pitch so far this year, Christie has been a constant thorn in opposition defences at Premiership level, making nine key passes in the Hoops’ two league games so far [WhoScored].
Once labelled as “a manager’s dream” by Celtic icon Chris Sutton [Daily Record], the Bhoys should do everything in their power to tie down the 26-year-old before it is too late.
In other news, Celtic have suffered a blow in the pursuit of a reported target.
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