RYAN CHRISTIE agreed a four-year deal with Celtic tonight and admitted: “This is a dream come true.”
The Inverness Caley Thistle midfielder joined in a £500,000 deal before being loaned back to the Highlanders.
Christie said: “I’m buzzing, to be honest. It has been a pretty crazy 24 hours to get it all done and dusted, but to finally put pen to paper is an incredible feeling.

“I was first told at the weekend that there was interest. You never know how much to believe in that, but as soon as I was told I had permission to speak to the club I was over the moon and just desperate to get it finished.CN1ceOOXAAAQF-t

“I’ve been a supporter all my life, something I got from my dad. It might sound a bit sad saying it’s a dream come true, but it really is and it will be brilliant to play at a place like Celtic Park.

“My dad has a lot of experience. He’s had his career and he’s pushed me in the right way. When he found out as well he was dead keen for me to sign.

“It’s a chance for me. It’s going to be tough, it’s going to be a challenge, but it’s one I want.”

Ryan, 20, will return to Inverness on loan for the remainder of the season, but Celtic have the option to recall the forward in January.

The playmaker sees a return to John Hughes’ side on a temporary basis as a positive thing and is looking forward to maintaining his fitness and form through game-time with the club.

 He added: “Going back on loan to Inverness can help me. It gives me that wee bit of time to get settled and get ready so that when I come back to Celtic I hit the ground running.


“I know it’s going to be a step up, but I have to challenge myself and I wouldn’t have signed if I didn’t think I was up for that challenge.

“It’s game-time and it keeps me fit and it’ll keep me in the best shape I can when I come to Celtic. There are a lot of targets we’re trying to hit at Inverness so that’s my short-term plan.

“John Hughes has been superb. I don’t know if him being an ex-Celtic player has helped, but he had a word in my ear before Saturday’s game just to put it at the back of my head.

 “He’s had nothing but support for me since it broke.

“I just can’t wait to step out at Celtic Park for the first time.”

 Well done too to Paul the Tim for getting the latest selfie. We now know that Ryan’s signing is official!
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