By Frank McAvennie

8th Jul, 2021 | 9:38am

McAvennie: Christie has played his last game for Celtic after exit green light

Frank McAvennie claims Ryan Christie has played his last game for Celtic.

The former Hoops hitman, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, insists the attacker’s situation has not changed since the appointment of Ange Postecoglou.

Christie, 26, is out of contract in January and is currently able to speak to foreign clubs regarding a winter transfer.

The Daily Mail reported on 21st June that Monaco and Nice have joined Leicester City in the race for the attacker.

As it stands, Christie is still a Hoops player and most recently played 45 minutes for Scotland in their opening Euro 2020 game.

McAvennie claims the lack of offers for Christie shows he’s not as in-demand as he thinks he is.

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“He’s been allowed to talk to clubs now,” McAvennie told Football Insider correspondent Ben Wild.

“He’s still here. That shows you how in-demand he is. I don’t think he’ll get a game now at Celtic.

“He’s had his chance, that doesn’t change overnight when a new manager comes in.

“On the other hand, Postecoglou might like him. He might take the decision out of Chrisite’s hands and make him part of the squad.

“He’s not a team player so I can’t see that. But he can want to go as much as he wants, no one has come in for him.”

Christie failed to make another appearance at Euro 2020 as Scotland were dumped out in the group stage.

The attacker has scored 40 goals and picked up 41 assists in 142 appearances during in his six-year spell at Parkhead.

In other news, a three-time title winner has told the Celtic board he’s keen on the director of football role.