Celtic midfield dynamo Ryan Christie has been linked with a move to Leicester City.
Christie has 10 assists in 24 outings for Celtic this season (Transfermarkt). The former Inverness man has spoken before about his fondness for the ex-Celtic boss.
Rodgers, now a very unpopular figure with Celtic fans, could make a January swoop. Eurosport made their link during a round-up of Premier League transfer activity.
The Scotland international’s early season form, and his work with the Scotland team, have clearly put clubs on high alert. The midfielder, who can play centrally or on the wing, has divided fans with his form in 19-20.
Now, it looks like our morally flexible ex-manager is ready to finally make his move.
Leicester City boast attacking options including James Maddison, Ayoze Perez and Harvey Barnes, so it’s difficult to see where Christie would fit in. Regardless, it’s a persistent connection that reared its head again today.
Christie’s Celtic situation
Christie has 18 months left on his contract at Celtic Park and has missed recent games with injuries and suspension. His recent comments in the press have misfired, too.
At the start of December, the midfielder needed to be “hauled out” of Celtic Park during a demonstration by supporters. His comments aiming to placate the fans did little to stem the anger.
His form at international level this season has been outstanding, but since returning from international break, Christie hasn’t quite hit the heights many expected of him.
With David Turnbull coming into the team recently, it looks like Neil Lennon might have to make an unpopular decision if he wants to bring Christie back into the fold.
While Scott Brown’s place in the team has been hotly contested, Christie is also available. He could play on the right of midfield, where Frimpong has done well. Alternatively, he could play through the middle next to Turnbull and behind Edouard, or on the left.
In any case, it seems likely that Lenny will look to bring the former Aberdeen loanee into the side for Sunday’s Scottish Cup Final.
If Rodgers has his way, it could be one of the last times we see him in Celtic colours.