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22nd Mar, 2018 | 1:38pm

Celtic correct to be cautious when it comes to sealing deal for fringe midfielder

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Celtic are reportedly set to offer Ryan Christie a new contract at the club, but they are correct in being cautious about the length of the deal.

The Daily Express are reporting that the Hoops will offer the 23-year-old a one year extension to his current contract which runs out in 2019.

If Christie agrees to the deal then this will be a smart piece of business by Brendan Rodgers and the Hoops board.

As the midfielder has spent the last 18 months on-loan at Aberdeen, we do not yet know if he has improved enough to fit into the Hoops team on a regular basis.

The extra year on the deal will give Rodgers a chance to look at Christie and decide if he has what it takes to make it at the Scottish champions.

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The 23-year-old has been a big success in his time with the Dons, scoring 14 goals in his time at the club so far, but of course there is a big difference between doing well for the Pittodrie side and doing well for the Hoops.

Next season could well be make or break for Christie at Celtic, and if he is able to command a regular first-team spot then there is no doubt that the player could be given another contract extension.

In other Celtic news, Mark Warburton has claimed that the Hoops have been ‘average’ this season

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