Scottish Championship club Inverness Caledonian Thistle will net a percentage of the transfer fee which has taken Ryan Christie from Celtic to Bournemouth (HNM).
The English Championship club are said to have paid £1.5 million for the Highland club’s academy product. Christie joined Celtic in 2015 after coming through the Inverness youth academy and played over two seasons, including participation in the Scottish Cup winning team of 2015.
In that deal six years, Inverness inserted a sell-on clause to profit further down the line. While Celtic have been forced to accept a cut-price deal as the attacking midfielder’s contract expired in January, Inverness will still earn a fee for his move.
Christie said of the transfer: “Throughout my whole career I’ve always wanted to try my hand down in England and I’m really excited to join a team who’s going for promotion, going out to win games and achieve success. I’m used to that at Celtic so hopefully I can help bring that to Bournemouth.
“The attraction was a bit of everything. It sounds a bit crazy but I’ve actually had an affection for Bournemouth for years now. Believe it or not, Bournemouth put a bid in for me back in my Inverness days as a really young player. You could say I’ve looked out for the club for a good few years now.”
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