Former Celtic player Mark Wilson has claimed on his podcast that Nice are preparing a bid in excess of £10m for attacking midfielder Ryan Christie.
Wilson, who hosts the show that also includes panellists Murdo MacLeod, Simon Donnelly and Frank McAvennie, said on Episode 3 of The Celtic Huddle that the Ligue 1 team want to sign him and are preparing a ‘huge’ bid in January.
MacLeod would go on to say he’s not surprised a team of that quality would want to bring him in.
Patrick Vieira is the current boss of Nice and Wilson shared that they’ve been scouting the Scotland international for quite some time.
It’s not the first time that Christie has been linked with a move to France. The Scottish Sun reported a similar scenario last month.
Whether this is just a rehash of that or based on new information is unknown.
Clearly, we wouldn’t want to lose a player of Christie’s quality in the middle of our quest for ten-in-a-row.
Although he has had his critics this season, the player is still producing goals and assists at an impressive rate.
His beauty on Sunday was the perfect example of what he can bring to this team in big games.
A fee of £10m isn’t that impressive a bid for the player unless he is angling for an exit.
Christie’s contract does expire in 2022, so that may be a factor, but we should be holding on to him until next summer at least.
At 25, he’s coming into his peak years and it would be fantastic to see them at Celtic Park.