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Opinion: Fulham should look to sell on 29-year-old in January



There appears to be no future for Cyrus Christie at Fulham despite featuring over 50 times for them – and it means he will need to consider his options in the winter transfer window.

The defender has been with the Cottagers through their Premier League runs and through their Championship promotions but it appears that the two parties will have to go their separate ways sooner rather than later, with the player yet to get a single minute for the side so far this year.

Instead, he’s been limited to playing for the club’s reserve side. For a player who is still just 29-years-old, that is not the kind of gametime that he will want to getting.

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Christie then will have to consider his options when the winter window opens its doors – and there should be a few teams who will consider launching bids for the player.

It shouldn’t be too hard to tie up a deal for the defender. With his contract at Fulham set to expire in the summer, he could either agree a pre-contract, sort out a free transfer in January or be available on the cheap.

It means the door is certainly open for more teams to be able to bring him in – and whichever team does decide to take a punt on the player, they will be getting a very experienced and solid head.

He’s played in the top flight of English football and managed to hold his own and has nearly 250 Championship games under his belt. This then, is a player who knows what it takes to win and succeed in the second tier and his addition could be a boost to any number of teams that are looking for defensive reinforcements in January.

Birmingham for example have had somewhat of an injury crisis at the back recently and perhaps they could benefit from having another, experienced right-sided option going forward if they could tie up a cheap deal for him. So too could Blackpool, who could perhaps benefit from having first-team player Jordan Gabriel learning on the job from someone like Christie behind him.

Wherever he ends up though, he could prove to be a valuable squad option or could even become a first-team regular.

What is clear though, is that he needs to wrap up a move to exit Fulham in January or risk spending the remainder of the campaign playing his football for the reserve side.

Writer for Football League World.

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