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has been pulled up by Charlie Christie about comments made over Ryan’s move to Bournemouth.

On the face of it it seems an unlikely move but no-one knows the finances involved, Christie could be on a huge bonus if win promotion to the EPL.

The Scotland midfielder looked like a perfect fit for but with less than six months left on his deal he was sold to for a fee reported at between £1.5-2.5m.

Provan was very critical on air about the transfer but listening to Go Radio, The Sun reports the one-time hoops winger saying:

I got a message after the comments I made on the programme last week where I said it demonstrated a lack of ambition from Ryan Christie.

His dad Charlie, who I played with at Celtic and was a teammate of mine, messaged me this week and was very unhappy that I suggested Ryan’s ambition was in question.

Basically he was just trying to point out that he sees as a stepping stone and a chance to kick on. Obviously he sees himself in the English Premier League at some stage.

I just think he could have got a better club and, to put it simply, I think he’s a better player than Bournemouth. I think he can get a much better club than Bournemouth.

Provan was actually Charlie’s boss at Celtic, assisting as Reserve Coach when Christie joined the hoops in September 1987 from Inverness Caley Thistle.

The capacity at is an obvious drawback but they demonstrated their ambition by attracting Scott Parker as manager after losing out to in last season’s Play Off semi-final.

After the strong links to Eddie Howe earlier this year Celtic fans have a downer on but with a significant pay rise on the deal he signed in November 2018 plus a signing on fee Christie will be as happy as he would be at a struggling EPL side such as Burnley, Crystal Palace, Southampton or Brighton.

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