Ryan Christie: Bournemouth likely to sign Celtic midfielder despite Burnley transfer talks | Football news

Ryan Christie: Bournemouth likely to sign Celtic midfielder despite Burnley transfer talks |  Football news

Bournemouth are nearing a deal to sign Celtic midfielder Ryan Christie.

The 26-year-old is on a free transfer on January 1 and recently turned down a new contract offer from the club Parkhead.

Premier League side Burnley was also in talks with Celtic about a deal for Christie, but it looks like Scott Parker’s side will win the race for his signature.

Christie is currently with the Scottish squad flying to Denmark on Tuesday for their World Cup qualifiers, meaning it is likely he will undergo a medical in Edinburgh before flying to Copenhagen.

Christie joined Celtic from Inverness Caledonian Thistle in 2015, scoring 42 goals for the club.

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Christie leads Scotland in World Cup qualifiers against Denmark, Moldova and Austria

When asked about the future of Christie and striker Odsonne Edouard earlier this month, Hoops manager Ange Postecoglou said: “I’ll be happy if they all stay.

“I’ve said before that I’m not going to convince anyone to stay, but they are quality players.

“Odsonne and Ryan are the ones people talk about the most and they’ve both been fantastic since I came in here.

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Christie got a hat-trick of assists when Celtic thrashed Dundee earlier in the season

“It’s about their attitude and the way they train. If they stay, great, but I also know these are decisions for them.

“They know what’s best for their careers and their lives.

“If it is the case that they leave in this window, they will do so on the best possible terms. They have given everything here for the shirt.”

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