Player Celtic reportedly scouted in December reveals admiration for January signing

Inverness Caledonian Thistle midfielder Ryan Christie admires Celtic’s Stuart Armstrong.

Inverness Caledonian Thistle midfielder Ryan Christie has suggested to The Sun that he has respect for Celtic star Stuart Armstrong for doing a law degree.

Armstrong, who moved to Celtic from Scottish Premiership rivals Dundee United in the January transfer window, is doing an Open University law degree, according to The Daily Mail.

Christie, who is only 20 years of age, has highlighted the central midfielder’s dedication to his studies as something that he aspires to.

“There are more and more young footballers making sure they get qualifications while they’re playing,” the Scotland Under-21 international told The Sun.

“Look at Stuart Armstrong, he’s doing a law degree, so looking at the future is definitely something people do more.”

Christie is considered as one of the best young players in the Scottish Premiership and has been in good form for Inverness this season.

The 20-year-old, who has made 40 appearances for John Hughes' side this campaign, was recently named by Scotland’s football writers as their young player of the year for 2014-15.

Interestingly, Celtic scouted Christie earlier this season to sign him in the January transfer window.

The Sun reported back in December that Celtic assistant manager John Collins had attended the Scottish Premiership game between St Johnstone and Inverness at McDiarmid Park in Perth on Saturday, December 20 to watch the youngster.

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