Re-signing ‘want-away’ Ryan Christie would be a backward step

A no from me to Ryan Christie return…

Ryan Christie of Bournemouth l. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

It’s been reported that the club are monitoring former Celt Ryan Christie with a view to bringing him back north in the next transfer window.

The forward of course was signed by Ronny Deila back in 2015, but played his best football under Brendan Rodgers who undoubtedly got the best out of the former Inverness man. Ryan of course left for Bournemouth just as Ange Postecoglou arrived at Celtic Park and that’s were he’s remained ever since.

Ryan hasn’t exactly set the heather on fire down south with the EPL side, but for me he’s had his day at the club and I couldn’t see were he would fit into the side.

5th December 2018, Fir Park, Motherwell, Scotland; Ladbrokes Premiership football, Motherwell versus Celtic; Ryan Christie of Celtic celebrates with Olivier Ntcham after making it 1-0 to Celtic. Photo  Vagelis Georgariou

Ryan will be 29 in February and although he wouldn’t command a high transfer fee due to him being out of contract in the summer, he doesn’t fit our transfer strategy and I fail to see how he would improve our team.

I appreciate everything Ryan done for us and don’t have anything against him personally. I just think we would be better looking elsewhere.

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  1. Absolutely 100% NO!
    You can’t forget the games guys like Christie and Armstrong played to get away in the first place!
    These are NOT Celtic men!
    At least Rodgers proved he was and could have had his pick of many other top clubs. These guys never were and shouldn’t be considered just because they are out of favour with their own clubs now, with no-one else really showing interest!

  2. Would have to disagree.
    The only reason I could see any potential in this developing is due to the turnbull situation currently.
    If it was a choice between turnbull and Christie for a CL squad place next season then Christie would still win the available place easily still imo.
    Would be a better back up for hatate than turnbull, in the position within the squad currently also.
    This 8 homegrown rule remains a problem that still needs to be addressed, especially with such a lack of younger talent coming through within Scottish football still.
    Not an ideal situation the club finds itself in with this 8 homegrown rule in play, and still believe Christie could still offer us far more than most in a European squad imo.

    • Didn’t offer much during the season he wanted away.
      His attitude affected those around him.
      Bring through young Scots who are in the club.
      Hail Hail.

  3. I’d take Armstrong back before Christie, but both would do a job with little to no risk involved. “Not Celtic men” ?? It’s not the 60s anymore, barely any player is in the squad .. maybe 3? The homegrown rule has tae be addressed, hence Bain & Forrest, so a former player & current international is a no-brainer & good squad player to have imho

  4. It’s definitely a NO from me and for the simple reason he isn’t that good a player.
    We have have better young players in that position at the club progressing nicely.
    Also remember he could score the occasional goal from shooting outside the box but in general the ball would end up bouncing down the surrounding streets of whatever stadium he was playing at.

  5. Definitely a no from me either one of the worst in the failed going for 10 season but i also find it strange that his wage in epl is in the 20 000 region after being there for 2 and a bit seasons

  6. Had his chance, better fringe players currently at Celtic.
    Bournemouth in relegation zone tells a story of how bad he is.