Clarets Linked With Celtic Midfielder

Ryan Christie Linked With Move to Turf Moor

Burnley Football Club are being linked with Glasgow Celtic ace Ryan Christie and are set to make a big money bid in the final few weeks of the transfer window. The Hoops star has been a long time target of Turf Moor boss Sean Dyche, who was in the running to land the star when he was still plying his trade with Inverness Caley Thistle.

Christie made the move to Celtic five years ago but Sean Dyche has continued to monitor his progress and is preparing to swoop. The 25-year-old is under contract at Parkhead until the summer of 2022 but discussions are ongoing regarding an extension.

Hoops boss Neil Lennon does not want to sell, as Christie as he has emerged as a key player in recent seasons. However, Sean Dyche wants to strengthen his squad and sees Christie as a bargain buy compared to the expensive English market. Having initially struggled to establish himself after a move from Inverness in 2015.

Christie has become a regular over the past two campaigns. He hit 19 goals in all competitions last season, and has three in nine so far this term.

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