Ange Postecoglou says he won't hesitate to continue picking Ryan Christie despite the Celtic attacker attracting interest from across Europe.

Christie has been on the list of supposed 'wantaway' players since Neil Lennon's time as manager and his recent performances - as slick as they've been for some time - have only shoved him closer to the display area of the shop window.

Burnley and Crystal Palace have both been credited with an interest in the playmaker while Nice and AS Monaco in France are also keeping a close eye.

His manager has been mightily impressed with the 26-year-old since he arrived at Parkhead and his part in Celtic's goal against Midtjylland last week, partnered with his strike in Saturday's West Ham nightmare, have also shown why Postecoglou wants to keep him around.

But the Australian doesn't really deal in hypotheticals and he knows Christie has his own personal ambitions. However, so long as Christie is a contracted Celt, Postecoglou will use him as he deems fit ahead of the new Premiership season. 

"Firstly he was outstanding on Tuesday night, particularly when we went down to ten men," the Celtic manager said. "As everyone knows when you go down to ten men you need everyone to put in an extra shift and he did the work of two.

"He’s such an intelligent player but also one that’s willing to work hard for the team. In terms of his future, I’m pretty consistent. There’s things I can’t control. 

"I’d love to keep him at the football club if he wants to stay but right now he’s a contracted player, he’s got a few months to go on his deal and he’s training awfully hard and if he keeps playing like he did on Tuesday night then I’ll keep selecting him."