Ex-Celtic striker Chris Sutton believes the Hoops could have sold midfielder Ryan Christie for up to £10m last summer.
It has been revealed recently that the 26-year-old’s current deal at Parkhead expires in January 2022, meaning he could sign an agreement with another team within months.
Sutton feels it was a big mistake to let Christie run down his contract and he thinks they will get very little for the Scottish international if they manage to offload him at the end of the season:
“Christie could have fetched close to £10 million a year ago, I’d say. The boy can walk out of the stadium for nothing at the end of the year if he chooses. If Celtic get anything in the summer for him, it’ll be peanuts.”
The likes of Arsenal, Newcastle, Leeds, Southampton and Leicester may make approaches for Christie this summer but they could just as easily sign him on a free transfer in the New Year.
Some of the decisions made by the club’s hierarchy have been baffling, to say the least. Of course, the club were under pressure to keep the team together last year, in order to go for ten in a row, but it looks like it could cost the club millions in transfer revenue.