By Dominic Toner
Celtic midfielder Ryan Christie has completed a loan move to Aberdeen, it was announced on Tuesday evening.
Aberdeen confirmed on their official website that they have completed a deal for the 21-year-old winger.
Christie has signed a contract which keeps him at the Dons until the end of the season and he will now hope to experience some regular top-flight football.
— Aberdeen FC (@AberdeenFC) January 24, 2017
Christie has found himself on the fringes of the Celtic squad this season and has been unable to force his way into the starting XI on a regular basis.
The midfielder has made just seven appearances this campaign and has completed 90 minutes on just one occasion.
He will now get the opportunity to impress at Scottish Premiership rivals Aberdeen, who are in a battle with Rangers for second position in the league.
Football Insider verdict:
Celtic have done the right thing by allowing Christie to move away on loan and Aberdeen could be the perfect platform for him. The 21-year-old has a better chance of obtaining more regular game time and he will still experience top-flight football in Scotland. Christie has shown that he has a lot of potential, but is finding it hard to force his way into a competitive squad ahead of the likes of Scott Sinclair and James Forrest. Rodgers will be keeping a close eye on Christie’s progress and he could have a place in Celtic’s first-team next season if he impresses at Aberdeen.
In other Celtic transfer news, the club are set to scrap with the Premier League’s elite clubs to land a Scottish wonderkid.