The January transfer window is fast approaching and Leeds United might look to strengthen so they can push up the table. The latest rumours have seen them linked to Ryan Christie.
The news on Ryan Christie
According to 90min, Celtic’s Christie is player that Leicester like a lot and the Foxes seem to be favourites to sign him. The Scotsman is now considering his options as interest grows from clubs in England.
Christie is only under contract with Celtic until 2022 and has not shown a willingness to sign an extension. Leeds, however, are also monitoring the situation and could make a move, alongside fellow Premier League sides Newcastle and Southampton.
Would this be a good signing?
The attacking midfielder has played 14 games in the Scottish Premiership this season (WhoScored). He has scored three goals and picked up five assists so far and this is a very decent record. It could have been more as his stats show that he has been a great attacking threat for the Hoops. The 25-year-old has managed, on average, 3.5 shots, 2.5 key passes and two successful dribbles a game (WhoScored).
He has been praised a lot this season, with some coming from James McFadden, who was speaking on BBC Scotland (28/11 live match page, 21:41). He said: “It might not have been Ryan Christie’s most eye-catching performance, but his work-rate, his touch, his passing has been incredible”
The Hoops player could be the ideal replacement for Pablo Hernandez, who scored nine goals and picked up nine assists (WhoScored) last season. He also managed on average 2.1 shots, 2.3 key passes and 1.1 successful dribbles per game.
The veteran is coming to the end of his career and showed he still has something to give for the club as he picked up two assists against Newcastle. However, with him being 35, the club needs to have a replacement in mind and it looks like they do in Christie.
In other Leeds news, the club have managed to tie down an exciting prospect. Have a read here!
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