Celtic attacker Ryan Christie has revealed that Neil Lennon wants him to play as a ‘number 10’ this season. Should Christie succeed in the role, it could have an impact on Celtic’s transfer plans in the coming weeks.
“The position I played against Sarajevo, the No10, I love it” he said, as reported by the Scottish Sun.
“Music to my ears”
“The gaffer says he sees me in there, that’s music to my ears. He wants me to deal with that pressure.”
Christie then stated his goals for the rest of the season.
“The target is to kick on. I want to stay in the team week in, week out. I need to put in big performances, score goals and create goals.”
Should Christie thrive in his new position it could mean that Celtic do not need to bring in another attacking player.
Perhaps no need for another signing
If Christie can help himself to 15 to 20 goals a season Celtic would not have to sign another striker. When you consider that Christie scored 11 goals last season after missing a lot of the season, the potential is there for him to score at least 15 goals a season.
Celtic boss Neil Lennon has claimed in the past that signing a striker was the ‘top priority’ for the Hoops in the summer transfer window.
A big season for Christie could put an end to that need, and Celtic can focus on other transfer targets.