22 July 2020 18:31
Join thousands of fans who have signed up to our Celtic newsletter. Subscribe Thank you for subscribing We have more newsletters Show me See our privacy notice Invalid Email Ryan Christie's father insists the Celtic star could thrive in England after his exploits for the Hoops. The Scotland international scored 19 goals in all competitions last season as he helped his side to a Premiership and Betfred Cup double. This season sees Neil Lennon's side going for a historic 10 In A Row and Charlie Christie doesn't expect an exodus this summer. However, the Inverness legend is confident his son would thrive in the Premier League and hinted he may want to test himself south of the border at some point in the future.
He told the Glasgow Times: "Ryan is very ambitious and he loves playing for Celtic. (Image: SNS Group) "But I have no doubt there will be other clubs looking at him. To score 20 goals from midfield by March, it would be mad for scouts not to have him on their radar, and I mean at the very top level. "I would temper that by saying that he's having the time of his life at Celtic. He's got a nice flat in a nice area of Glasgow and he says there's a real bond in the changing room and he's very close friends with a lot of guys in there. "I think Ryan could play at that level, there are a lot of Celtic players who could. "They have an abundance of talent. We watch the English Premier League and see how John McGinn has thrived, how Stuart Armstrong is doing so well. I just don't think we give our players enough credit."