Ryan Christie has a lot to consider about his future. After recently turning 23 years old, he has reached a critical stage of his career and despite the fact he’s saying he’s not looking too far ahead, he knows he will need to make some big decisions soon.
Now would be an ideal time for him to settle down at a club, and it’s no secret that he is desperate to help Scotland reach the finals of a major tournament.
After establishing himself as a regular while on loan from Celtic at Aberdeen, it’s fair to say his time at Pittodrie has been a success. With another Scotland cap in the offing as well as a Scottish Cup semi-final on the way, Christie has more than proved himself to be an asset to any team.
Although his form has been patchy this season, Christie is Aberdeen’s main creative outlet and plays with a certain elegance that’s rare in Scotland. He has shown that with boss’ backing he can produce at top level with his ability to pick a pass, glide past men and hit the back of the net.
It’s easy to see why Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes would be quick to sign him full-time, but as it stands Christie is a Celtic player. So no matter what happens between now and the end of the season he is expected to report to Lennoxtown in the summer for pre-season, and it’s clear why Hoops boss Brendan Rodgers would want to give him a chance.
But is he good enough to do well at Parkhead? It takes more…