Aberdeen legend Duncan Shearer believes that Celtic attacker Ryan Christie should to move to England if the Hoops decide to loan him out again in the summer.
The 22-year-old has spent the last 18 months on loan at Derek McInnes’ Aberdeen and has been a star of the side currently second in the Scottish Premiership, scoring seven goals and having 12 assists so far this season.
He also made his Scotland debut in the friendly against the Netherlands in November.
Shearer, who spent time playing for the likes of Huddersfield, Blackburn and Swindon in England, believes that moving to England will do the player more good than spending another season at Pittodrie, as it will help him progress more as a footballer.
“I don’t want to see anyone leave Aberdeen but if he was asking my advice then, if Celtic are going to loan him out again, I’d be looking down in England,” he said, as quoted by the Press and Journal.
“I played there for 10 years and it’s a wonderful place to play your football. It’s probably the next step in his progression.
“He’ll be trying to impress Brendan Rodgers and I wouldn’t be surprised if he’s keeping an eye on the situation.”
Christie signed for the Hoops in 2015, but has only made 10 appearances for the Scottish champions in that time, as he also spent time out on loan at Inverness, as well as at Aberdeen.
The player and the Hoops boss will have a big decision to make in the future, as Christie will be attempting to force his way into a Celtic side which already has plenty of attacking midfield players in the squad, and the Bhoys may well think about loaning him out once again.
The Bhoys have already had to deal with constant links with Moussa Dembele and a move to England, but the Frenchman’s future at Parkhead still appears to be shrouded in mystery as his form has failed to improve.
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