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Celtic: Journalist hails Dominic McKay for Ryan Christie deal

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Celtic have pulled off a great piece of business in seeing Ryan Christie secure a permanent move away from Parkhead, according to journalist Craig Finn.

The reporter for the Bhoys has hailed the Celtic board and Dominic McKay, in particular, for including a promotion clause in Christie’s deal to Bournemouth.

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On Tuesday night, Bournemouth confirmed their promotion back to the Premier League which also secured extra revenue from Christie’s move to the English side.

The 27-year-old joined the Championship outfit last summer in a deal which is believed to be worth in the region of around £2.5m.

And as a result of their promotion, the Cherries are believed to be set to pay an extra £2m because of the clause included by the Hoops back in August.

Christie has only been able to find the back of the net three times in the English second tier this season with the winger providing eight assists in his 38 appearances (via Transfermarkt).

And reacting to Bournemouth’s promotion, Finn took to Twitter to hail the Celtic hierarchy for their work in moving Christie on with a promotion clause included:

“That’s Ryan Christie’s promotion clause activated. Celtic can go to the pay window and collect around £2m. Whoever baked in the promotion clause, maybe Dom McKay, well done.”

TIF Thoughts on Finn’s comments…

There is still some debate on Twitter as to the specifics of the deal and how much Celtic will earn as a result of the promotion clause in Christie’s contract.

However, to earn in the region of £3.5m-£4m+ for a player whose contract was running down into the final months certainly seems like a great move from the Parkhead side.

And given the Bhoys have not struggled without Christie with Kyogo Furuhashi and Jota both flourishing, it seems Celtic have come away from this deal very well.

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