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14th Apr, 2018 | 4:29pm

Celtic must repel any summer bids for first teamer, fans will riot if he is sold


Celtic’s resolve to keep their best players is likely to be tested in the summer as Manchester United have once again been linked with Kieran Tierney.

The Daily Mail are reporting that Old Trafford scouts are set to watch Tierney for the Hoops against Rangers in the Scottish Cup on Sunday, whilst ESPN claims that Hoops ‘sources’ are aware that United are set to make a move for the player in the summer.

The Hoops first teamer has been subject of plenty of speculation throughout the season, with The Sun reporting back in September that Manchester United scouted Tierney against Dundee, whilst ESPN in November credited both Tottenham and Arsenal, along with Manchester United, with an interest in the 20-year-old.

Despite all the speculation, the Hoops cannot even contemplate selling the player at this stage of his career, as the reaction from supporters would be venomous.

It would send out a dreadful message to the club’s support that the Hoops, despite pretensions of being a club, are only a stepping stone, and are willing to sell one of the club’s talismen, who is a life-long supporter of the Bhoys, at such an early stage of his career.

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Brendan Rodgers surely wouldn’t be happy if Tierney left in the summer either, as he would be losing perhaps the Bhoys’ second most important player behind Scott Brown.

Everybody knows that money talks in football, but if the Hoops want to keep the fans onside and quell any revolt then they will repel any bids that come in for Tieney this summer.

In other Celtic news, Mikael Lustig thinks the Hoops are favourites in the Scottish Cup semi-final

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