Celtic in line for £2m windfall after 'tremendous' Christie news - Kenny
Celtic are surely in line for a £2million windfall when Ryan Christie wins promotion with his new club Bournemouth.
So says ex-Premier League goalkeeper Paddy Kenny, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about a potentially lucrative clause in Christie’s contract.
The Sun‘s Alan Nixon (print edition, p61) reported on 3 September that the Hoops are due £2m if Christie reaches the Premier League with the Cherries.
The 26-year-old midfielder left Parkhead on 31 August in a deal which this site revealed was worth £3m.
His Bournemouth side currently sit atop the Championship table with 25 points after 11 games.
Christie, who is under contract until 2024, has served up three assists in his six matches in the second tier so far.
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And Kenny is certain that his old club are in line for a cash injection when the Championship season ends in May.
He told Football Insider correspondent Adam “They’ll be rooting for Bournemouth so they can get those add-ons.
“It’s good business for everyone. Bournemouth got him so cheap because he only had six months left.
“They have put that clause in that means they get another £2m if they get promoted. I think it’s an absolutely tremendous move, a great touch.
“I fancy Bournemouth to get promoted as well, definitely. They are doing so well at the moment.
“What’s £2m to Bournemouth if they get all that money for getting promoted? So it’s win-win really, and a nice little bonus for Celtic.”