Newcastle, Leicester and Leeds show an interest in Celtic midfielder due to contract situation

Most Celtic players will reach that point where their prime years are coming up so they need to make a decision on their future.

They can do down the Scott Brown/James Forrest route of committing to the club for those years, or some will decide they want to try their luck down south in the Premier League.

Ryan Christie is 25 years old and his contract is up in the summer of 2022, so that decision will probably have to be made by him over the next few months,

A report from Sportlens has indicated that there’s no sign of a new contract at this point and there’s interest from Newcastle, Leicester and Leeds so it will be a huge choice for him to make.

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Leicester are always linked with Celtic’s best players due to Brendan Rodgers so that does make sense, while it would be fascinating to see if Bielsa could take his game to the next level if he did go to Leeds.

Newcastle might be less attractive because the managerial situation is always up in the air and they have an owner with no ambition, but they’re still a huge club who will probably pay him a lot of money.

It’s also worth noting that Christie will probably play a key role for Scotland in the Euros so some strong showings in those games could improve his stock, while Celtic are in a volatile place just now so he might be looking to see how the rest of this season goes.

It does make sense for Celtic to take a fee this summer rather than losing him for free, so the next few months will be huge in deciding his future.

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