Christie agreed the switch to Parkhead on transfer deadline day, before returning on loan to Inverness Caley Thistle, and he has told the Press and Journal that Celtic’s style of play suits his abilities very well.
Christie said: “They always like get the ball down on the ground and that suits me. I don’t think there is anyone at Celtic who doesn’t know how to do that. That’s Celtic’s tradition and I hope it will suit me.”
Christie is an extremely talented attacking midfielder, who has been showing off his skills whilst back on loan with Caley Thistle, scoring three goals and registering five assists in 11 games.
And this is in a side who do not really play to his strengths, meaning that Christie is only likely to improve whist playing in a Celtic team who like to keep the ball on the ground and place a key focus upon the number 10 and the two wingers.
It is this number 10 position in which Christie truly excels, and the 20-year-old has shown that he has a wealth of potential, with many regarding him as one of the best prospects in Scottish football.
Celtic have the option to recall Christie in January, or keep him on loan at Caley Thistle for the rest of the season, and although he would suit playing in Celtic’s team, his development would be best served staying at Inverness.
Although he will take longer to get used to playing Celtic’s preferred system, the long-term benefits are sure to be much greater if Christie remains with Caley Thistle until the end of this campaign.