I've been a Celtic supporter all my life, says new signing Ryan Christie

Celtic swooped on deadline day for the exciting midfielder.

Celtic’s deadline day signing Ryan Christie has revealed that supporting the Bhoys is a family affair, passed down by his dad and former Celtic youth player, Charlie Christie.

Speaking to the club’s official website following his arrival, Christie Jr said: “I’m buzzing to be honest. It has been a pretty crazy 24 hours to get it all done and dusted, but to finally put pen to paper is an incredible feeling.

“I’ve been a supporter all my life, something I got from my dad. It might sound a bit sad saying it’s a dream come true, but it really is and it will be brilliant to play at a place like Celtic Park.

“My dad has a lot of experience. He’s had his career and he’s pushed me in the right way. When he found out as well he was dead keen for me to sign."

Charlie Christie spent two seasons on Celtic’s books between 1987-89 but failed to make a first-team breakthrough and enjoyed his best success with Inverness CT.

His son Ryan has now secured his dream move but will have to wait to make his Parkhead bow, after being sent back to Caley Thistle on a season-long loan.

Christie is highly regarded in Scotland and made his international debut with the Under-21s last year.

The cultured midfielder is known for his dribbling ability and eye for a pass,but will face a tough task forcing himself into the first-team picture at Celtic.

His loan move back to Inverness is a sensible one and should see him return to Parkhead next summer with a better shot at making an impact among the Hoops' star-studded midfield.

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