Crystal Palace fans react as club reportedly eye Celtic midfielder
Crystal Palace are reportedly looking to lure Celtic midfielder Ryan Christie to Selhurst Park. New Palace boss Patrick Vieira is a fan of the Scotland international, having first been impressed with Christie last season. Now, Vieira wants Celtic ace Christie again, and Palace fans are in agreement.
Christie, 26, did not enjoy his best season last term but still ended the campaign with 22 goal involvements in 46 outings. The season beforehand, Christie had scored 20 and created another 16 in all competitions. The Record claim that his form has caught the onlooking glances of Vieira.
The Arsenal legend made a bid for Christie, as per the Record, while at Nice – but a move was knocked back by Celtic. However, this summer, the chances are that Celtic will have to sell – with the 20-time Scotland international entering the final year of his contract at Parkhead.
What are Palace fans saying about Celtic ace Christie?
Celtic are expected to undergo major surgery this summer. New manager Ange Postecoglou has an enormous task ahead of him, and that is with Champions League qualifiers starting in little over a fortnight. He needs players in pretty much, every position – and could lose more.
Christie could join the likes of Kris Ajer and Odsonne Edouard in leaving the club in the next few weeks. Christie could become Vieira’s first signing at Palace and fans of the London club have reacted on Twitter to the reports. Many are all for the idea of signing the Scottish ace.