Celtic attacker Ryan Christie has admitted that he has not given much thought about returning to Parkhead once his loan spell at Aberdeen comes to an end in the summer.

Christie, 22, has been on fire for the Dons this season, being involved in 20 goals across all competitions, scoring seven and assisting 13.

Brendan Rodgers revealed last week that he has made plans for Christie to return to Parkhead once his loan at Pittodrie expires, even though Derek McInnes has suggested he would like to sign the former Inverness attacker.

Now, Christie has admitted that he is not entirely sure about what the future holds for him and is simply focussing on what is happening in the present at Aberdeen.

“To be honest I haven’t really thought about it all and that is the best way to be in terms of focusing on my football right now,” he said, as quoted by the Scotsman.

“I thought that in January when a few questions were asked, and I said then that I wanted to concentrate from now until the end of the season. I want to get my level of performances up as high as I can as right now as I think I can be playing better.

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“I need to keep in that mindset and keep working game to game and when the summer comes we will see what happens.”

Football Insider verdict

Christie is clearly a talented player but he just does not seem as though he would be able to make much of an impact at Celtic. When he returns, the attacking midfielder will have a huge amount of competition for places unless Rodgers decides to offload some of his existing stars. Christie has the ability to play on both wings or as a No 10, but even that versatility will not help him with the Hoops squad bursting at the seems with attacking talent. It will be best for all parties to go their separate ways for good in the summer but Christie is too good for Aberdeen and a move to Rangers is obviously not going to happen. England may be beckoning for the young Scot.

In other Celtic news, Brendan Rodgers has dropped a major hint that this 11-assist player could be sold.

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