Inverness Caley boss Christie admits Nicolae gamble

Inverness Caley boss Charlie Christie admits his bid for Romanian striker Marius Nicolae is a big gamble.

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Players could resent a big-money under-performer, while cultural differences could lead an overseas talent to flop.

Christie knows the differences in mentality can make or break an overseas signing.

He said: "The chance to investigate signing Marius Nicolae is a door that's opened to the club and one we have to look at.

"It came out of the blue, really, despite our thoughts of trying the Romanian market.

"I'd expected maybe a young centre-half or striker who wasn't quite at the top level, but Nicolae's pedigree is very high. We've had sponsors saying there may be the potential for them to help out with wages to make up the deficit."

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