Ryan Christie looks set to move to Bournemouth today after choosing the Cherries over Premier League side Burnley to play his football at, according to the Sun journalist Alan Nixon.
It would be a strange, strange decision by Christie; not only turning down Premier League football and reportedly bigger wages at Sean Dyche’s men who are looking for someone with creativity – which is wild in itself – but also leaving Celtic, the biggest club of the trio, who have guaranteed Europa League football and a shot at a major title (or three).
But, having been tempted by the project Bournemouth manager Scott Parker has set out for him on the south coast, the midfielder looks set to swap the measly Scottish weather for the lavish Jurassic coast in a move that will surely go ahead today.
The Inverness-born midfielder, 26, will command a fee of up to £3million – which all in all, isn’t bad considering he has just a few months left on his contract.
Bournemouth. Winners in the Ryan Christie race. Burnley. Looking for another ‘number ten’ option for squad.
— Alan Nixon (@reluctantnicko) August 31, 2021
Elsewhere, Odsonne Edouard looks set for his move to Crystal Palace for £15m – again not a bad price, considering his contract is up next summer – but Celtic must go all out to replace by far and away their most valuable asset with just twelve hours remaining in the transfer window.
Whether deals will be done is completely out of our hands – but we will be bringing you all the biggest updates as and when we get them on a monumental day for Celtic’s short-term future.