Celtic manager Neil Lennon has admitted that hoops midfielder, Ryan Christie would like a different challenge at some point in his career, as talks are on-going around a new deal for the 25-year old.

As reported by the Daily Record, Christie, who’s deal run out at the end of next season, has had hints that he would like a new challenge elsewhere in a different league but there is still every chance he could sign a new deal with the Scottish Champions for the future.

“Ryan has also said he would like a different challenge at some stage in his career. Talks are ongoing between the club and his representatives.

“Currently, I think he still has a lot to do and prove here at Celtic and to be fair to him he’s worked really hard the last few games.

“There’s been no agitation or dropping off in his intensity level. He’s just like the rest, a little bit inconsistent at times but we understand that.

“I was delighted with his form going into the international break and he carried that on.”

Ryan has had an incredible journey in football, coming from an outcast at Celtic to a now national hero with the Scotland National Team.

Last week after scoring that crucial goal for Steve Clarke’s side, will have made his stock shoot up, playing at the highest level and showing what he can do. The Euros next year will only further those chances even more.

You can see the quality that Christie possesses. On his day he can be a match-winner for Celtic and is certainly a player the board should be looking to get signed up sooner rather than later. Hopefully, we can see that deal be done, as we do not want ourselves to get in another Stuart Armstrong type situation.


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