Charlie Christie who is the father of Celtic star Ryan has insisted that his bhoy’s top level form last season will no doubt be attracting some interest from the English Premiership but insists that his son is loving life playing for the Scottish Champions.

The midfield wonder has been one of the first names on Neil Lennon’s team sheet and has paid the manager back with some top performances both domestically and in Europe.

A terrific 20 goals in 49 appearances in all competitions last season before the shutdown, the 25-year-old was playing some top level football and had a form to match some of his EPL counterparts.

Christie Snr has stated that Ryan is very ambitious and would want to play in another league one day but for now the Hoops will be more than eager to keep a hold of him going into this special and important season.

“Ryan is very ambitious and he loves playing for Celtic,” Christie snr told Herald and Times Sport. “But I have no doubt there will be other clubs looking at him. To score 20 goals from midfield by March, it would be mad for scouts not to have him on their radar, and I mean at the very top level.

“I would temper that by saying that he’s having the time of his life at Celtic. He’s got a nice flat in a nice area of Glasgow and he says there’s a real bond in the changing room and he’s very close friends with a lot of guys in there.

“I think Ryan could play at that level, there are a lot of Celtic players who could. They have an abundance of talent. We watch the English Premier League and see how John McGinn has thrived, how Stuart Armstrong is doing so well. I just don’t think we give our players enough credit.”