Some Celtic fans don't have as much patience as Ryan Christie when it comes to signing a new contract

By John McGinley

October 12, 2020

Some Celtic supporters have reacted poorly to Ryan Christie’s latest media interview in which it was indicated he is in no rush to renew his contract at the Bhoys.

Christie’s contract expires in the summer of 2022 and in recent days there has been speculation clubs such as Nice and Newcastle United are interested in his services.

It all raises the issue of whether the club should look to cash in on the player in January or next summer, rather than let him enter the last year of his contract next season.

The Scotland international is sounding relaxed about it all, telling The Daily Record over the weekend: “I’ve spoken to the manager a few times. With everything going on, I didn’t think it was the right time to go into it over the summer.

Ryan Christie celebrates scoring for Celtic / (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

“It’s a bit different now, but I’ve still got plenty of time on my contract. Before this one, I was down to five months to go before we actually signed a new deal, so there’s plenty of time for that to resolve itself.

“It’s crazy these days when people go into the last two years of their contract, and there’s a big freak out about when they’re going to sign the next one.”

In fairness to Christie, he is not ruling out committing his future to the club and goes on to say he sees the contract offers as a compliment.

For me, the Ronny Deila signing has not actually said much wrong, also detailing his reasons for turning down talks throughout the summer.

Still, if he is not ready to sign up, there is a strong case for Celtic to think about cashing in on him, despite the high volume of direct goal contributions over the last couple of seasons.

Ryan Christie in action for Celtic / (Photo by Steve Welsh/Pool via Getty Images)

Some supporters have grown frustrated with his performances in 2020, and think getting the money on offer for him is a good idea.

This lot have taken to Twitter over the last 48 hours to share their view…