Former Celtic striker Scott McDonald fears his old membership is about to ship a “catastrophe” over the future of best star Ryan Christie.
The 26-year-old player has rejected any makes an attempt to crown a new deal at Parkhead, with reviews over the weekend suggesting that his present contract expires in January moderately than the end of subsequent season as is mostly believed.
That place would enable Christie to start speaking to different golf equipment in the summertime a couple of potential free switch halfway via subsequent season. He has beforehand been linked with a move to Newcastle.
The Scottish international made an enormous contribution to Celtic’s quadruple treble years and the membership have been eager to maintain him within the interest of last summer time as they embarked on their unsuccessful bid to safe a tenth consecutive title.
Now after a fruitless season, McDonald feels Celtic are on the verge of dropping Christie with no big prize.
“In the event you’ve allowed a contract to run out mid-season then that is great for the player as a result of there is a deal to be made, whether or not with the (present) membership or one other membership,” the Australian instructed Celtic Huddle podcast.
“That is very, very unusual, it would not occur fairly often.
“I do not know Ryan on the moment, his kind hasn’t been nearly as good this season however you might say that for the entire Celtic side.
“Is it a blip? It is a big Euros for him. He has carried out very well for Scotland. I believe there might be a couple of players within the Scottish team on the lookout for a big move on the back of the Euros and I believe Christie will definitely be one among them.
“But it surely’s a catastrophe for Celtic due to the amount they portrayed they might get him, £ 10million, let’s face it, it is extra like £ 1million.
“And it hasn’t been definitely worth the gamble as a result of they have not received something.”
Extra Celtic exits would possibly comply with
McDonald believes a number of Celtic players might be seeking to move forward this summer time with Odsonne Edouard and Kristoffer Ajer anticipated to leave.
“I believe it is a recent start for a lot of players,” said former Motherwell striker, who left Brisbane Roar this week.
“The motivation for a lot of of these players was to win 10 in a row and change into icons and go down in history, which they have already got with the fourfold treble.
“Now you start in sq. one once more and the place is the motivation for the players?
“They’ve carried out all of it at Celtic, played in big European evenings and received each trophy.
“Now it is time for lots of those players to be going ‘I need to play in a greater league, I need to play against the world’s best players’.
“And I definitely assume Ryan Christie most likely thinks that together with a couple of others in that altering room.”