Inverness Caledonian Thistle will be keeping an eye on developments surrounding Celtic star and academy graduate Ryan Christie this summer, with the midfielder set for a move abroad (Sunday Post).

The Scotland international’s unusual Celtic contract means his deal will expire in January instead of next summer, alerting Premier League clubs. Christie signed for the Parkhead club from Inverness in a 2015 deal worth £500,000, the cinch Championship club retaining a sell-on clause.

Inverness academy graduate Ryan Christie is wanted in France.

Inverness academy graduate Ryan Christie is wanted in France. (Photo by Jeff Holmes/Getty Images)

It is thought though that Christie is keen on a surprising move abroad instead of heading to the Premier League. Celtic will look to demand £1 million plus for the midfielder, who would be a risk-free option at that price for most big-name clubs.

Celtic would all but certainly have received far more had Christie been under contract for longer. French interest has appeared to make Christie’s foreign dream a potential reality, Ligue 1 duo Monaco and Nice reportedly after him.

Scotland face Croatia in the final Euro 2020 group game on Tuesday, a win needed to keep hopes of progressing to the knockout phase of the tournament alive. Steve Clarke’s side drew with England on Friday while suffering defeat to Czech Republic on the opening day.

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