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'Big loss', 'Liability': Some Celtic fans divided as report claims 26-year-old could be leaving

With 139 appearances, 41 goals and six trophies to his name, there is no doubt that Ryan Christie has made a significant contribution at Celtic over the last few years.

This season, however, he has become an increasingly divisive figure.

A perceived tendency to shoot from distance too often has become a stick with which some supporters have beat him, and in a campaign that has seen the majority of Celtic’s squad attract criticism, the 26-year-old certainly hasn’t escaped flak.

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The mixed feelings regarding Christie were evident on Sunday, when a report on page 156 of the Mail on Sunday said that Christie could sign a pre-contract agreement with another club as soon as July.

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It had been believed that the Scotland international’s 2018 contract extension ensured he would be a Celtic player until the end of the 2021/22 season, but the report says that it will now end in January 2022 and so he can sign a deal with another club this summer.

These Celtic supporters have mixed feelings on the subject, with some prepared to see Christie leave and others bemoaning the likelihood of there being no transfer fee involved in the deal.

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