Ryan Christie doesn’t want to sign a pre-contract agreement away from Celtic, according to The Sun.
The Lowdown: Christie under Postecoglou
The attacking midfielder has been a regular under Ange Postecoglou, missing just two of nine games in all competitions this season. He has scored once and registered three assists so far, with the new Hoops manager labelling the 26-year-old ‘fantastic’.
The Latest: Southampton interest
Alan Nixon of The Sun shared a story on Saturday evening, claiming that Southampton are working on a move for Christie. The Saints are willing to wait until the 26-year-old is out of contract in January.
Within Nixon’s report, he cited ‘pals’ of Christie claiming that the Scotland international doesn’t want to risk being sidelined by the Hoops when it comes to penning a pre-contract agreement elsewhere.
Should Celtic sell Christie this summer?
The Verdict: Time for McKay to act?
With Christie seemingly not keen on penning pre-contract terms elsewhere, now could be the time for Dominic McKay to act one way or the other.
The Hoops could do with either tying down the 26-year-old to an improved contract or cashing in before the end of the month.
What they don’t want is for the situation to remain the same, as Christie could then walk out the door for nothing in five months’ time.
In other news: Celtic set to sign another defender, find out who it is here.
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