Most of the talk that dominated Celtic’s transfer window was about outgoings including that of Moussa Dembele, who joined Lyon on deadline day.
However, Celtic still managed to do some decent business in regards to incomings with Youssouf Mulumbu and the promising central defender Filip Benkovic both arriving at Celtic Park just prior to the club’s 1-0 victory over Rangers in the Old Firm.
And, as well as Mulumbu and Benkovic, manager Brendan Rodgers will also have midfielder Ryan Christie to call upon during this campaign.
Christie, who is valued at £765k by Transfermarkt, has returned to Celtic following loan spells with Aberdeen and Inverness CT and is now looking to tie down a regular spot in Rodgers’ starting XI.
“The loan to Aberdeen did me a world of good,” Christie told Celtic’s official club website. “I’ve come back stronger and more developed as a football player. I feel ready now to push as a regular for Celtic. It doesn’t really matter where on the park I play. The main aim is I play for Celtic week in, week out.”
With the options Rodgers currently has, as things stand, Christie faces a difficult task of gaining regular minutes week in, week out, at Celtic.
That being said, with Patrick Roberts no longer at the club following his three-year loan spell from Manchester City, Christie could be presented with more opportunities to play out wide on the right-hand side, which he must take if they come his way.
At 23 years of age and having already had three loan spells away from the club, it is now truly make or break for Christie at Celtic.