The transfer of Ryan Christie has certainly set the cat amongst the pigeons this week.
With reports of text wars between Christie’s dad and former Celtic midfielder Davie Provan surfacing today, next up is another ex pro who just wasn’t holding back when looking at the Scotland midfielder’s move to Bournemouth.
Speaking to Football Insider, former Celtic striker, Frank McAvennie, was scathing in his analysis of Christie’s £2m move to the Championship side and reckons the midfield dynamo will struggle in England’s second tier, “I think he was better off going. He has played but he was one of the ones who needed to move.
“I think he’s facing a challenge in the Championship, I really do.
“I think he’s going to struggle, I always said he wasn’t going to go to the Premier League.
“He was linked with Burnley and let me tell you, if he was wanted by Burnley, he would be at Burnley.
“He wouldn’t have taken a Championship move. In any case, I do honestly wish him the best but I’m glad he’s gone.
“We need players who are fully committed and he only used to turn up when he wanted to. He could be lazy.
“There were times we needed him and he wasn’t there or didn’t turn up.”
Christie was in great form for Celtic under Ange Postecoglou and his country over the international break and will be hoping to carry that on to what I will expect to be his home debut against Barnsley on Saturday at 3pm.