Report: Seven-figure bonus for Celtic

By Lewis Laird

May 4, 2022

Former Celtic midfielder Ryan Christie was part of the AFC Bournemouth side last night, who secured promotion back to the Premier League.

The 27-year old played 38 games across the season since his departure from Scotland last August, scoring three goals and picking up eight assists.

On Tuesday evening, the Cherries secured their place in the top flight of English football, defeating Nottingham Forrest 1-0.

Photo by Robin Jones – AFC Bournemouth/AFC Bournemouth via Getty Images

Of course, with promotion to the Premier League comes plenty of financial rewards.

But it appears that Bournemouth won’t be the only ones benefiting financially from getting back to the top flight.

According to a report from Football Scotland, Celtic are also in line to receive an extra £2 million from the Christie sale last summer, thanks to a clause inserted when the midfielder was sold.

Half of that is due now, with another million to come if Bournemouth stay in the top-flight next term. [Alan Nixon]

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It was a smart piece of business from the club to include the extra clause, which they will now be benefitting from thanks to last night’s result.

At the beginning of the season, it looked like Ryan Christie could have been a key player under Ange Postecoglou, making a positive start to the season.

However, it wasn’t to be for the Scotland internationalist, departing on the final day of the summer window for a reported £1 million with just six months left on his deal at Parkhead.

Now, he will be playing amongst some of the best players in the world from next season. So, it will be interesting to see how he fairs south of the border.

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