Inverness Caledonian Thistle have sent a message to Ryan Christie after the Highland product completed a Deadline Day transfer to Bournemouth.

The English Championship club wanted Christie during his time at the Scottish Championship club but he eventually completed his move to Bournemouth this week, six years after initial interest. Christie came through the youth academy at Inverness and played for two seasons before leaving in 2015.

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Christie has joined Bournemouth. (Photo by Jeff Holmes/Getty Images)

Inverness posted on social media: “Best of luck to academy graduate Ryan Christie with his move to AFC Bournemouth. Now Inverness Caledonian Thistle  aren’t the only team we’re hoping to see get promoted this year.”

Christie added on his move: “I’m desperate to meet everyone down there, it’s a part of the club that’s most important, my team-mates. Moving to England will be tough, but the one positive in this stage of my career is with what I’ve achieved so far. I’ve had the opportunity before in my younger days to head down and give England a try.

“I’ve now got much more confidence in myself in coming and feeling ready for it. The international scene also helps with that. I’ve been lucky enough to play for Scotland for a good few years and have quite a few mates who are down the road and have done well. I like to think I can train on the same level as them and that gives me confidence.”

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