With a number of Celtic players connected to the front door, this could be an all-powerful summer of change at Parkhead.
It looks like Bhoys will receive offers from all over Europe as they like Odsonne Edouard and Christopher Ayer seemingly looking for a way out of Heaven.
What’s the word?
Another player who may leave Celtic in a few months is Ryan Christie.
The Scot was the subject of interest from Leeds United and Arsenal during the winter window, but he eventually stayed in Glasgow.
However, after a surprising revelation that his contract for some reason expires in January 2022, he will be free to discuss terms with other teams in the summer.
Providing the latest on Christie’s future at Celtic, journalist John McGarry told the Celtic Huddle podcast that the player seemed very likely to be sold: “Christie has not indicated at all that she is willing to extend her stay. His contract unusually expires in January, not the following summer. “
How much does Ryan Christie cost?
£ 2m +
£ 4m +
£ 6m +
McGarry continued: “He will continue with a significant fee, a seven-figure fee. There is interest from abroad, Nice became interested last year. I think the player would probably like to move to England. The only question is to formalize this move. “
Delight for McKay
Not surprisingly, Christie will take a seven-figure figure purely because of the nature of her services to Celtic over the years.
In his day, he is a wonderful creative object who can also find the web regularly. He scored 20 times last season, while providing 16 assists in the process. For a player with these numbers, he naturally commands a moderate price.
With only six months left on his deal after the summer turns, he’ll be happy to let Dominic McKay know he can still raise money for the player.
Under normal circumstances, the player can sign a preliminary contract for a free transfer, but such are the remarkable conditions of Christie that Celtic will still be able to slap the price on their shoulders.
That should make everyone in Parkhead happy. This is due to its miserable shape during the 2020/21 campaign.
Christie is a shadow of her ex this season, scoring just seven goals in 44 games. He has found the net only once in his last 20 league appearances, something that has led to serious criticism from fans.
His long-range shooting also proved to be a particularly controversial issue for discussion. Before the Old Firm derby last weekend, the Scottish international had scored only a goal one effort outside the box in 51 attempts.
Instead of looking for a pass, he loses the game and completely ruins the well-thought-out attacks.
Therefore, to lose it this summer, especially for a seven-figure fee, will be music to the ears of everyone associated with Celtic.
They will want to say goodbye as soon as possible and receive this money at the bank, instead of allowing him to leave in January.
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