Ryan Christie will not be able to engineer a move to a bigger club than Celtic when he leaves Parkhead.
That’s the opinion of former Hoops hitman Frank McAvennie, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about Christie’s future.
Christie is yet to agree terms with Celtic after this site revealed in February that the club wanted to offer their player improved terms.
One of the reasons behind Celtic’s desire to offer Christie a new deal was interest from Premier League clubs.
McAvennie insists that if Christie leaves Celtic he will not be able to find a bigger club and Premier League managers will not want to take him after the poor attitude he’s shown this season.
“I think he’s going to get a shock because Celtic is a huge club,” McAvennie told Football Insider correspondent Ben Wild.
“I don’t think he’ll get a bigger club than Celtic, he’s a talent but I don’t think he’ll go to the Premier League.
“If a manager sees you not trying, like he has been this season, I would be thinking ‘you might do that for me’.
“Good luck to the boy wherever he goes but I’m not sure the Premier League is for him.”
Christie, 26 has only registered seven goals and 14 assists for Celtic in all competitions this season after picking up 20 goals last year.
His last goal came against Livingston in the first game of the post-split season after he came off the bench and he was rewarded with a start in last weeks 1-1 draw with Aberdeen.