Celtic recall Ryan Christie from Inverness loan

Celtic have recalled Ryan Christie from his loan period with Inverness.

Ryan Christie signed for Celtic in August. Picture: Craig Foy/SNS

The attacking midfielder signed for the Parkhead side from Caley Thistle in August on a four-year deal but was loaned back to John Hughes’ team.

But Celtic have now decided to end the season-long loan deal early and he will join up with the champions in January.

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A Celtic statement said: “Celtic can confirm that it will exercise the option of bringing Ryan Christie back to the club in January, ending his season-long loan spell with Inverness Caley Thistle.”

Christie, 20, was voted Scotland’s Young Player of the Year last season by the Scottish Football Writers’ Association.

He is currently recovering from a knee injury sustained against Motherwell in November.