Inverness Caledonian Thistle academy graduate Ryan Christie is being lined up for an exit from Celtic – in a potential cash boost for his ex-club (SP).

Christie joined Celtic from Inverness six years ago and the current Scottish Championship club inserted a sell-on clause into the 2015 deal. Celtic could lose Christie for free in January if he does not leave this summer, his contract due to expire in January.

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Christie could leave Celtic, six years after his Inverness exit. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

The Scotland international will be available for a cut-price fee but Inverness could still profit. Celtic are believed to be holding out for £5 million, English Premier League side Burnley currently retaining strong interest.

While Christie would likely go for much more than £5 million if his contract had a longer date attached to it, a potential transfer at that price would still provide Inverness with a nice return.

Billy Dodds’ side have started their Championship season with 1-0 wins over Arbroath and Raith Rovers.

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