Swans Join Liverpool In Midfielder Hunt
Friday, 14th Aug 2015 06:30 by Planet Swans (follow us on Twitter @swansnews)
The Swans are being linked with a move for 20 year old midfielder Ryan Christie who is currently playing in the Scottish Premier League with Inverness Caledonian Thistle.
We are being reported by the Express as having joined Liverpool in the chase for the player who is highly regarded in the North of Scotland and having played in the Scottish Cup final for them back in May.
Inverness Caledonian Thistle are managed by former Swans player John Hughes who was part of a Scottish trio that arrived here in the 1990s and included Paul Chalmers and most famously Keith Walker.
Ideally the Scottish Premiership club would like to keep hold of the player and you do wonder if there is a deal there to be done where the transfer is made but the player is allowed to stay for the season at the club?
You can certainly say that Christie matches the mould of the kind of player that we are looking at and we have a track record in recent seasons of bringing players down from Scotland. This is undoubtedly not a move for the first team at the moment but one for the future so will definitely think it is a possibility.
Hughes said: “It was Liverpool last week, Swansea this week, and I’ve no doubt it will be someone else next week.
“It’s no surprise to me. Ryan is a really talented footballer and we need him in the team.
“We can’t afford to lose him, but I’m sure if the money was good then we would sell him.
“But I think part of it would be that he would have to stay for another year here on loan.
“We would never stand in the kid’s way if he can go and play in the English Premier League.
“I don’t want to put too much pressure on one so young, but he’s a real talent. His technical ability is fantastic and he’s getting better and stronger.”
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