Exclusive: Robinson makes claim about future of Celtic player who will attract PL 'Attention'
Paul Robinson claimed Celtic attacker Ryan Christie would have no reason to leave the Hoops even if a Premier League club came calling.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Laura O’Leary, the former England No.1 suggested Christie would attract Premier League attention as anyone who achieves success at Celtic or Rangers always does.
Christie has been in red-hot form this season as he has scored 15 goals in 27 outings across all competitions to be the club’s current top-scorer.
Robinson explained that when you consider Christie can excel with Neil Lennon’s side, can win trophies and can generally be part of something special at the club, then there’s no reason to consider a move to England in the future.
When asked if Christie’s form will attract the attention of Premier League clubs, Robinson told Football Insider: “Anyone who achieves at Celtic or Rangers will always attract Premier League attention.
“The Premier League is seen as one of the best, if not the, best league in the world, but for someone of his age and ability to win things with Celtic will be a huge draw as well.
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“Speaking from a personal point of view, if you’ve got an opportunity to win things at a club and you have the potential of seeing yourself excel from playing week-in-week-out and being a part of something special at a club.
“Then there’s no reason that he needs to go to the Premier League.”
The 24-year-old attacking midfielder was signed by Celtic from Inverness Caledonian Thistle FC in 2015 and is contracted to stay with the Hoops until 2022.
Christie was instantly loaned back to Inverness upon joining and has also enjoyed a loan spell with Aberdeen since becoming a Hoops player.