"I will be forever grateful"; Ryan Christie sends lengthy Instagram message to Celtic supporters

By John McGinley

September 3, 2021

Former Celtic midfielder Ryan Christie has sent a message to supporters after joining English Championship side Bournemouth on deadline day.

The Scotland international said, on Instagram: “Thank you Celtic for the last 6 years of my life. I will be forever grateful to have played a very small part in this club’s massive history. The 6 trophies/ 2 trebles we won together were truly special and will always make me proud. 🏆

“Thank you to all the fans for your incredible support and unconditional love. It was a privilege to play in front of you every week and the famous European nights were always incredible. 🙌

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“Also thank you to the players, managers and background staff who all work so hard to make this club what it is and have helped me become the player and person I am today. I have met some amazing people during my time here and am lucky to have made friends for life. 💛

“After 8 seasons in Scotland I felt it was time for a change and a fresh challenge and I am very excited for the new chapter that lies ahead. I wish everyone involved with this special club all the very best for the future. 🍀💚”

Christie can definitely feel proud of his Celtic contributions over the years.

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In total he made 151 appearances for the club, scoring 41 goals and assisting 44 more. That’s not a bad return by anyone’s standards.

The player also won two Scottish Premiership titles, two Scottish Cups and two League Cups with the club.

That’s a tremendous return from a budget signing who arrived from Inverness Caledonian Thistle.

Although we didn’t receive a bumper fee for him and that player left towards the end of an expiring contract, I reckon we got good value out of the player over the years.

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As always, I want all players who leave the club to do well. It only improves the image of Celtic as a destination to develop players from a young age.

Good luck Ryan and all the best in England.

In other news, The great sign that Liam Scales is ready to hit the ground running at Celtic.