Ryan Christie explains his first target after completing deadline day Celtic deal

Ryan Christie wants to have a better Celtic career than his father.

Inverness Caledonian Thistle midfielder Ryan Christie has told the Inverness Courier that his first target is to make more appearances for Celtic than his dad.

Christie, 20, was born and bred in Inverness, and made his way up through the ranks with the club before becoming a key first-team player under manager John Hughes.

The talented young midfielder has now agreed a deal to leave Inverness though, having signed for Celtic on deadline day two weeks ago.

The deal means that Christie will head back to Inverness on loan until at least January, but his future lies with Celtic - following in the footsteps of his father.

Charlie Christie was a prolific striker for Celtic's reserve teams, but never even made one appearance for the Bhoys first team, before ending his career with Inverness.

Now, Ryan Christie has told the Inverness Courier that his immediate goal once he arrives at Celtic is to make more appearances for the club than his father - which is surely a given, considering that Christie is touted as one of the brightest young Scottish players.

"The plan is to make a few more appearances than him for Celtic — once I’ve done a bit of research because I don’t know how many appearances he made, which is a bit terrible!" said Christie. "To be fair, he knows his stuff when it comes to things like this and it was good to have him on board when things were being discussed," he added.

With Stuart Armstrong, Gary Mackay-Steven, Scott Allan and now Christie snapped up, Celtic boss Ronny Deila is making a concerted effort to bring in the brightest Scottish talent - something that Celtic fans should certainly be happy with as the club shift their transfer strategy.

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