Celtic are coming to the end of yet another strong domestic campaign. The Hoops were once again the best team by far and will end the season as the league champions of Scotland. The team from Parkhead has played some fantastic football under Brendan Rodgers, producing some dominating results on the way.
Of the many young players at the club, none has been more impressive than Celtic’s boyhood star Kieran Tierney. The youngster is an attacking minded fullback with an abundance of energy to run up and down the pitch for 90 minutes.
He is technically strong, has an excellent left foot and can put in a mean tackle when required. There have been strong rumours regarding him linking him with a move away from the club. Speaking to the Daily Mail, Tierney said: “If somebody wants to buy you, that means you are doing something right.”
“When big teams are looking at you, it’s flattering. It’s happened during most windows since I broke through. It’s good for me. It doesn’t bother me or distract me because I’m enjoying myself. I’m playing for Celtic, so I’m happy.”
“I’m not in any rush at all. I had four years left on my last contract and, if I wanted to leave, I would have chosen to run that down. Instead, when the club offered me six, I was happy to sign.”
However, their boss remains sceptical of the future and Rodgers said: “The time when players were not for sale is long gone. The kid’s signed a long-term deal and you can see the happiness he has here.”
“But there’s also a moral aspect to it. If a player is on X amount of money and he’s offered five times that by someone else – and the club also has a big offer – then it will be spoken about.”
“Because of his age and talent, Kieran is always going to be linked with other clubs. He’s content here and is a big talent but I could never say one way or another what his future will be.”
His decision to stay at the club will come as happy news for Celtic fans but the Hoops’ faithful must be cautious of the ever-changing scenario of football, just as Rodgers has warned them. They should hope for the best and look for the player to continue his good run of form while playing for the current Scottish Premiership champions.