Ryan Christie should not be offered a new Celtic contract this summer as he doesn’t want to be at the club. 

That’s according to former Celtic hitman Frank McAvennie, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about Christie’s future.

The Mail on Sunday claim Christie’s current deal will expire in January 2022 which means he is free to speak to clubs this summer on a pre-contract basis.

This site revealed in February that Celtic were planning to offer Christie a new deal amid interest from Premier League clubs. 

A deal is yet to be signed which means Christie could leave Celtic for nothing in less than a year.

When asked if Christie had done enough to deserve a new contract, McAvennie told Football Insider correspondent Ben Wild, “No, not for me.

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“He’s not done enough to warrant a new contract. He’s been touted all over the place but the boy’s not done enough for me. 

“Is he a talent? Yeah. But he’s not a team player. He’s in it for himself and I don’t think he wants to be there. 

“Reading between the lines, I might be totally wrong, I know his Dad but he scored a few weeks ago and he didn’t celebrate. 

“He doesn’t celebrate and I’m just thinking, ‘you don’t want to be here’, I think it would be better for everyone if he left.”


Christie, 26, has made 43 appearances in all competitions for Celtic this season and has seven goals to his name

He scored after coming off the bench against Livingston in the first game of the post-split season and was reinstated to the starting 11 for last week’s 1-1 draw with Aberdeen.

In other news, Celtic have been tipped to embark on a summer spending spree after a £3.5million deal is agreed.