Celtic’s attractive playing style under Ange Postecoglou could suffer following the departure of Ryan Christie, according to The Celtic Way reporter Anthony Haggerty.
Christie made the deadline day move to Championship side Bournemouth for a fee believed to be in the region of £2.5million.
Is Christie a huge loss for Celtic?
Christie’s Bhoys deal was due to expire in January and, with deadline day looming, the 26-year-old was also linked with Bournemouth’s south coast rivals Southampton at a cut-price fee.
Saints were not the only Premier League outfit who raised an interest as Burnley explored the possibility of being able to tempt Christie to Turf Moor on deadline day.
Christie leaves a sizeable gap in Postecoglou’s preferred starting line-up, having appeared in all four of Celtic’s Scottish Premiership fixtures so far this season.
Haggerty admits Christie was a key cog as Postecoglou recovered from a poor start to his reign.
He told The Transfer Tavern: “I think there were machinations going on behind the scenes to try and keep Ryan Christie sweet and keep him on board.
“I think the Celtic supporters, to a man, woman and child, would say it was a no-brainer to try to keep him.
“But he has left and a big part of Angeball has left now because he hit the ground running under Ange.”
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