Many Southampton fans want the club to sign Ryan Christie after they were linked with a move for the Celtic midfielder.
The Saints are planning ahead for the new campaign after finishing in a lowly 15th place in the Premier League last term. Ralph Hasenhuttl has revealed that Southampton will unlikely be able to spend more than £10m on any one player this summer (Sky Sports), so they will need to be clever in the transfer market.
However, it seems they may have found themselves a very good deal if they can pull it off. According to The Sunday Post (via The Scotsman), the Saints are interested in signing Christie, who is reportedly keen to leave Scotland this summer and could be available for just over £1m – an absolute bargain for a player who has managed 65 goals and 68 assists throughout his career and is rated at £6.3m by Transfermarkt.
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The news was shared on Twitter by @SaintsExtra, and it attracted plenty of attention from Southampton supporters. These fans took to the social media platform to share their thoughts on the speculation as they again seek to raid Celtic, from whom the Saints also purchased Virgil van Dijk, Victor Wanyama and Stuart Armstrong.
Let’s see what the fans had to say about the Christie link below
“Tell him the South Coast is abroad”
“Heck let me just find out my bank balance…… Get my bank balance then times it by 100, pay 1m for his transfer and give him 500k as a bonus. Easy money let’s get it”
“I’m still not overly convinced that he’ll add a whole lot to our squad, but for 1M?!? I’d pay this in a heartbeat if I’m us, low risk – high reward.”
“Stu come get your boy”
“For £1 million we have to”
In other news, Southampton are set to confirm the sale of this player.
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