Manchester United are keeping a close watch on Celtic left-back Kieran Tierney.
After Luke Shaw failed to impress Jose Mourinho last season, the Portuguese boss is looking for other options around Europe. According to English media outlet The Mirror, the future of the English international is under scrutiny at Old Trafford, and he might be sidelined if Jose is able to find a suitable alternative.
While the Red Devils are planning a £15 million swoop for Celtic’s Kieran Tierney, they are not the only major club eyeing the player in England, as Arsenal have also indicated their interest in bringing the player to the Emirates.
Celtic want to desperately hold on to the 20-year-old for his quality, and how much he has contributed to the club. With 4 more years left on his contract, the Scottish club would love to seem him play for at least one more year so that they can turn the player over for a much better value.
But considering the huge financial power and stature of both the Premier League giants, an offer from either of them would be very hard to ignore or reject by both the club and player.
Brendan Rodgers, the Celtic manager and Ex-Liverpool boss, is attempting to persuade the players to stay for at least one more year before reevaluating their prospects of playing elsewhere in Europe.
Tierney’s breakthrough came in the 2015-16 season, when he almost completely replaced their previous left-back Emilio Izaguirre despite being just 18 years old, played 30 games that season to cement his position.
Despite just being 20 at present, he already has 4 caps for the Scottish International team. In spite of missing 3 months due to an ankle injury in October last season, he was crowned PFA’s young Scottish player of the year for second time in a row.
The full-back has also played over 70 games for the Hoops over 3 seasons with the first team, and is slated for a great future considering his talent and quality.
Therefore, interested parties should expect no less than a £30 million demand for the lad, especially considering the hyperinflated English transfer market.
Written by Srivats Venkateswaran
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