As per one of the latest reports by Metro, Manchester United’s board are perceived to have stepped up their interest to sign Celtic’s sensational youngster, Kieran Tierney. Jose Mourinho is believed to be keen to beef up his defence and midfield during the summer transfer window and Tierney is one of the players to have fallen on his radar.
The apparent interest from the Red Devils to lure Tierney to the Old Trafford makes complete sense. Tierney is unarguably one of the hottest properties that Scottish football has on offer and he has shown immense calibre and potential right from his youth career. After he was elevated to the senior side of the Celts, he barely took time to settle.
Besides, he has made his presence felt with the Scottish national side as well. Manchester United’s scouts have been monitoring his for quite some time now and they must have been pleased with his outings in the Champions League as well as in domestic competitions. The 20-year-old is predominantly a left-back but his pace and tenacity enable him to operate effectively as a left-wingback as well.
This season, the Celts might not have been as spectacular to watch as they were last season but they are on the verge of clinching the Scottish Premiership title yet again. However, they have failed to churn a decent footing in the Champions League once again and Brendan Rodgers’ needs to find a solution to fix their woes in the elite European competition next season. In the process, Tierney would be a key figure for the club.
The Scottish international is a modern-day fullback who knows how to maintain a fine balance between his defensive duties and offensive endeavours. He makes shrewd tackles, reads the attacking movements of the opposition brilliantly and gallops forward time and again to jot down stupendous crosses. Besides, he has the tendency to create chances and score goals and no wonder why a big club like Manchester United are pining to secure his services.
However, it would be a massive blow to Celtic’s aspirations next season if Tierney’s exit is sanctioned by Rodgers in the summer transfer window. The youngster has acclimatized himself with Scottish football in a pretty handsome manner and is familiar with Rodgers’ tactical nous. It would be really very hard to fill his shoes in case he leaves the Celtic Park and thus, the Bhoys should leave no stone unturned to keep him in their ranks next season.