By Harvey Byrne

Kieran Tierney has signed a new five-year contract with Celtic.

The Bhoys announced on their official club website on Friday afternoon that full-back starlet Tierney had penned a new deal with the club.

The 19-year-old left-back has agreed a new contract that will keep him with the club until the summer of 2021.

 

Tierney broke into the first team towards the end of the 2014-15 season, making his debut against St Johnstone at McDairmid Park on May 15th 2015.

The youngster has become a regular starter at Celtic Park where he made 33 appearances for the club across all competitions in the recently completed season.

Tierney was also rewarded with his first call-up to the senior Scotland squad in March for a friendly against Denmark which saw the Celtic full-back feature for the first-half of the match.

Tierney was named the best young player at Celtic’s end-of-season ceremony and was also named PFA Scotland Young Player of the Year as he starred in Celtic’s 47th Scottish Premiership title win.

Football Insider revealed in May that English giants Liverpool and Arsenal were closely monitoring the left-back, but the boyhood Celtic fan has decided to stay in Scotland with new manager Brendan Rodgers looking to make the club a force in Europe.

In other Celtic news, the Bhoys have been told to increase their opening bid for Aston Villa winger Scott Sinclair.