The 22-year-old spent the second-half of last season on-loan at Pittodrie and was such a big hit that Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes asked to keep him for the forthcoming campaign as part of the deal to take Jonny Hayes to Parkhead.
Ryan Christie casually taking souls pic.twitter.com/vZoOESD0ls
— Craig (@ffsAberdeen) July 28, 2017
Christie was a standout performer in Aberdeen’s Europa League qualifier against Apollon Limassol, and even chipped in with an important goal – taking his total tally for the Dons to an impressive nine goals in 18 appearances from midfield.
Given Celtic are lacking something of a creative spark at the moment – and couldn’t buy a goal against Rosenborg earlier this week – some supporters are starting to wonder why Christie has been loaned out at all:
Can we recall @ryanchristie2 ?He would make a difference to the squad.
— Michael (@Luby07) July 28, 2017
Can we get Ryan Christie back b4 next Wednesday?
— Steff morrow (@rsmorrow1964) July 28, 2017
Playing well Ryan. We could have done with you next week . Have a good season and we will see you back at Celtic park next season.?
— StevenMcGuigan (@stvnmcguigan) July 28, 2017
— Brian McNally (@McNallyMirror) July 28, 2017
Ryan Christie could play up front. Ronnie delia last game Ryan was brilliant.
— tommy lennon (@tommylennon1) July 28, 2017
Get Ryan Christie back to Celtic pronto
— Andy Tait (@AndyBhoyTait) July 28, 2017
Anyone know if Celtic have an option to recall Ryan Christie?
— The Big Cup (@lisboninthesun) July 28, 2017
So, are we all in agreement that it was a bit stupid loaning Ryan Christie out for an entire season?
— Kajun F. Firefly (@KajunFirefly) July 28, 2017
Ryan Christie has stated this season on fire.
I wonder if he's perhaps a better option than, or a challenger to James Forrest.
— 20 Minute Tims Pod (@20MinuteTims) July 28, 2017
Reckon celtic should call ryan christie back from his loan early if they have the chance ?⚽️
— Declan Thomson (@declanthomson95) July 28, 2017
Ryan Christie should have been kept
— jokey (@jokeybhoy1) July 28, 2017
I couldn't care less what foot Ryan Christie uses, he should've been in that Celtic team last night not James Forrest.
— Dean McDonnell (@DMcDonnell_cfc) July 28, 2017
What do you think of the decision? Is a season of regular football important for Christie’s development?
Or should Celtic have held onto him?