The transfer of Ryan Christie was one that confused many people in the media, the Celtic fans and the pundits.
Of course, many thought that the Scotland international had intentions of moving on and in some quarters many believed that the former Hoops midfielder may be on the verge of signing a new contract.
But it wasn’t to be as Christie eventually decided to make the £2m move from Glasgow to England’s seaside town of Bournemouth.
As the ink dried on his new contract Christie tried to convince not only us, but himself, that he always had a soft spot for the English Championship club and Davie Provan, on Go Radio, called into question his ambition.
And you can see why. Money motivated the move. Not a love of anything Bournemouth and anything other than it is just being disingenuous.
But Provan also revealed on last nights Go Radio Football Show that after he criticised Christie for moving to the second tier of English football, Christie’s dad, former ex Celt Charlie Christie messaged Provan to tell him he wasn’t happy with his comments about his son, “I got a message after the comments I made in the programme last week where I said it demonstrated a lack of ambition from Ryan Christie.
“And his dad, Charlie, who I’ve played with, a Celtic team mate of mine, a smashing guy, messaged me last week very unhappy that I’d suggested Ryan’s ambition was was in question.
“And basically he was just trying to point out that he sees Bournemouth as a chance, 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 better club.
“And I think, to put it simply, I think he’s is a better player than Bournemouth. I think he can get much better club than Bournemouth.”
And Provan is bang on the money. It wasn’t too long ago that Christie was being touted for a £10m move to Nice or even to clubs in the lower echelons of the English Premier League.
So tell me again what motivated the move the Championship?