Striker deal concerns Christie

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Charlie Christie is still weighing up the merits of bringing Marius Niculae to Inverness Caledonian Thistle.

The Romanian striker has expressed a wish to join the SPL club after spending the second half of last season in Germany with Mainz.

Inverness director of football Graeme Bennett has previously admitted it would be a 'major coup', if the club secured a deal for the former Sporting Lisbon forward.

But Thistle boss Christie is still to be convinced about whether Niculae will be able to have a big impact in Scottish football.

"Niculae's pedigree is very high and we've had sponsors saying there may be potential for them to help out with wages to make up the deficit," Christie told the Daily Record.

"But I can't remember a Romanian ever playing in Scotland and the concern is whether he'd adapt in style.

"There's often next to nothing between a player earning £40,000 a year and £400,000.

"It's a very thin line."