Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes wants to keep on-loan Celtic midfielder Ryan Christie beyond the end of this season.

Dons boss eyes further Christie loan spell

Dons boss eyes further Christie loan spell

Christie has impressed since joining the Dons on a season-long loan deal back in the summer and will have spent 18 months at Pittodrie by the end of his current spell.

And McInnes, who revealed Aberdeen have no money to spend in the January transfer window, is keen to work with the 22-year-old - and team-mate Greg Stewart next term.

McInnes said: “I am enjoying working with both Ryan and Greg, so if there were any encouragement or opportunity to extend that working period with them it is something I would always be keen on.”

McInnes said it was too early to say whether Aberdeen would pursue an extension of terms or if he would attempt to land them on a permanent basis.

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