Ryan Christie discusses potentially playing for Celtic in January

Celtic have the option to bring new signing Ryan Christie to Parkhead in the January transfer window.

Christie completed a late switch to Celtic in the summer transfer window, and he has admitted to the official club website that he would be open to finally switching to Parkhead in January after returning to Inverness on loan.

He said: “It’s up to Celtic if they want to bring me down in January, I would be more than happy with that. I signed for Celtic as I want to play as many games as I can for them, so as soon as I get the chance I’m willing to go. The good thing about going back to Inverness is that it will give me game-time and if I can keep doing as well as I can up there, it can put me in a bright light here for the staff down here to look at me.”

Christie, 20, is highly regarded in Scottish football, and the midfielder completed his move to the Bhoys whilst returning to former club Inverness on a season-long loan deal to continue his development.

The Scottish Under-21 international was always going to struggled to break into Ronny Deila’s first-team this campaign due to the quality ahead of him in the number 10 position, but the Bhoys have installed the option in his loan deal to bring him to Parkhead in January if they need to.

This will likely only come about in the midst of an injury crisis, or if Celtic end up selling a number of players in the January window, and the loan deal is best for Christie’s continual progression as a professional player.

He has admitted that finally linking up with Celtic in January would be a great move as it would allow the youngster to start his career with the Hoops, and Christie is well aware that if he continues to work hard whilst on loan, the chances of him heading into Deila’s squad as soon as possible will rapidly improve.

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