On the transfer deadline day, AFC Bournemouth secured the signing of Celtic’s Ryan Christie for an undisclosed amount, widely reported at £ 1.5million (Daily Record).
The 26-year-old Scotland international has accepted a three-year contract at Dean Court, after being terminated with Celtic in January.
In all competitions, Christie has played for Celtic 151 times, scoring 41 goals and registering 44 assists after winning the ‘double treble’ with Scotland persisting in winning the Scottish Premiership, Scottish FA Cup and Scottish League Cup in consecutive seasons. in 2018/19 and 2019/20. Adding to the only Scottish Cup he had won in 2014/15 with Inverness Caledonian Thistle.
This season Christie has already played in the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League with Celtic and last night (7 September) he won his 23rd international selection for Scotland where he scored 4 times and represented his country in the recent UEFA European Championships.
Christie joins an intriguing set of attacking players among the AFC Bournemouth squad, with Junior Stanislas, David Brooks, Philip Billing, Jaidon Anthony, Emiliano Marcondes, Jamal Lowe, Morgan Rogers literally lining up to support the main striker of the team in Dominic Solanke.
AFC Bournemouth head coach Scott Parker told afcb.co.uk …
“I am delighted with the signing of Ryan Christie. His deal was one that seemed like it took a while to be done, but I think we have a top class player.
“I’m absolutely delighted that we were able to get this signing on the line and fair play to owner (Maxim Demin), Richard (Hughes) and Neill (Blake) for doing it.
“We have a very, very good player who brings experience and great quality, so without a doubt he’s improving us, and he’s improving the team, and I’m looking forward to working with him.”
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Paddybhoy67 wrote …
So, Ryan Christie. I’ve been a huge fan ever since he returned to Celtic after his loan at Aberdeen. He’s a player who has divided opinions here lately, but looking back on his time in Glasgow I would say it was due to the fact that training was / was not becoming. Under Brendan Rodger $ (not a typo) he was great for us, could play on both wings but was more effective breaking out in the middle. There was a real connection between Christie and the manager during this time and the results can be seen in her stats. Then came Neil Lennon – who is not a coach, not renowned for his man-management skills, which destroyed the culture Rodger $ and his team had instilled and brought back the coaching style of Celtic. in the 1990s. Christie’s form dropped last year, as did just about everyone on the team as Lennon coached us to our lowest level in ten years. If Scott Parker can make Christie feel like he’s wanted, appreciated, and consistently plays it in a stable position, then you’ve got a gem in your hands. But he needs to be coached, needs to work on his crossing and get rid of the idea that he has a shot like Messi (another notion inspired by Lennon). I have no problem with him leaving Celtic – he will double his salary and who wouldn’t want that? Good luck to him and you guys in the Championship this year. I hope you get promoted. – Join the conversation, click here.