Date: 20th January 2021 at 6:40pm
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Alex Stewart has been speaking on the latest edition of the Tifo Podcast about sensible transfers for certain players.

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The likes of Paul Pogba and Erling Haaland were mentioned as was Celtic’s Ryan Christie.

The 25-year-old has been linked with a move to the Premier League in the past year and clubs such as Arsenal, Newcastle United and Southampton are all thought to be keen on signing Christie at some point, and clearly, Stewart likes him as a player.

He said: “I mean, he’s an interesting player. He’s been, I think it’s probably fair to say, relatively misused by Neil Lennon, who’s had him playing on the right-hand side of a midfield diamond quite a lot.

“He’s a left-footed creative player; he can play as a right inside-forward or a ten. Statistically, he measures up extremely well if you compare him to players of his profile in top European leagues – he gets forward a lot, he creates a lot.

“He needs tactical discipline, which he’s not really getting from Lennon at the moment.

Stewart then suggested a move to Southampton for Christie as he thinks he would fit in with Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side.

He said: “I think he probably could step up to a Premier League side. I think he would fit at Southampton. Stuart Armstrong is the incumbent in that position and really, really good, but I can see that working out.”

Do you think Christie would be a good signing for Southampton?

Yes, he could be the ideal addition

Yes, he could be the ideal addition

No, we could do better

No, we could do better

TIF Thoughts on Christie and Southampton…

This season the Scottish international has scored three goals and provided six assists in the league for the Bhoys from 18 appearances.

He also has an average rating of 7.59, which ranks him as Celtic’s best player in the league, so he is clearly having a good season, and it is no wonder that he has been linked with a move to the Premier League.

The 25-year-old is also only valued at £8.10m by Transfermarkt, so might not cost that much and in his time playing at Celtic Park he has played in a variety of positions, so we can see why Stewart thinks he would be a good fit for the Saints and we hope they make a move at some point.