Celtic full-back Kieran Tierney has dismissed speculation linking him with a move away from Celtic Park this summer. According to recent reports, the Hoops defender has pledged his loyalty to Celtic and is set to stay at Glasgow for the immediate future. The 20-year-old has put in a number of solid displays at the backline for Brendan Rodgers’ team during the course of this campaign which has attracted the attention of Manchester United.
The Hoops are now bracing themselves for a mega offer from the Red Devils when the transfer window opens in the summer but may struggle to fend off the financial power of Jose Mourinho’s United. When asked to address his future, the Scotland international was quoted to have said, “I’m not thinking about anyone other than Celtic just now.
“I’m enjoying my career here.
“I’ve just signed a six-year deal, so if that doesn’t say long-term, I don’t know what does.”
Tierney’s contract with the Hoops runs out in the summer of 2023 which indicates that the Glaswegian giants will be in no pressure to sell. However, if a big-money offer comes in from any of his potential suitors, then they might be more inclined to do business.
The Bhoys are currently leading the Scottish top-flight standings with a tally of 75 points in 33 league matches. They need one more win to clinch the league title once again. However, the Hoops supporters have been let down with their side’s lack of progression in European competitions over the last few seasons.
Retaining some of their top, young talents like Tierney could go a long way in helping them close the gap to some of Europe’s heavyweight teams. The Scottish defender has featured in 50 matches for Celtic this season, scoring 4 goals while grabbing 10 assists in all competitions. The 20-year-old is highly versatile and can operate in a number of different positions across the pitch. He primarily operates in the left-back position but can also play as a central defender or in a more advanced role down the left flank which makes him an ideal asset for the Hoops.
At 20, the Scotland international still has a lot of time to grow and develop his game so staying with Celtic should be the preferred choice for the youngster. It remains to be seen what lies ahead in the future of Tierney and whether he ends up making a switch away from Celtic Park in the near future.