The international transfer window has closed but this has not stopped some of Celtic’s stars being linked with moves away from the club.
Ryan Christie, who is currently having to isolate for 14 days, is the player being linked with a Parkhead exit amid reported interest from England and France.
Who is keen on signing Ryan Christie from Celtic?
According to The Scottish Sun, Newcastle, Burnley and Nice are very keen on the midfielder, whose contract is nearing its expiry.
Nice value the attacking midfielder at £10m but hope they can get him cheaper in the New Year.
Would selling Ryan Christie be a good idea for Celtic?
The 25-year-old has played 107 times for the Hoops, per Transfermarkt, scoring 35 goals and setting up another 33. The attacking midfielder has also won six trophies with the club.
He has been in very good form at the start of the 2020/21 campaign, with seven assists and three goals in his 13 appearances this term, per Transfermarkt
. These figures highlight that Celtic would lose a vital attacking asset and, with fixtures
coming up against Glasgow Rangers and AC Milan, the last thing Lennon would have wanted is for Christie to have his head turned.
Christie is also very versatile and has played at centre-forward when the manager has rested Edouard, per SofaScore
. Therefore, Celtic should not look to allow him to leave as he is a crucial asset.
He is at a good age and has ample experience
internationally as well as domestically, and Lennon will be hoping that he can keep hold of the 25-year-old amid widespread interest in him.
Celtic fans, how big a blow would Christie’s exit be if he is tempted away from Parkhead? Comment below with your views!