Danny Mills claims that Kieran Tierney’s head will have been turned by the promise of a big-money payday to leave Celtic this summer.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Leeds and England defender claims that the Scottish international will be looking at the players plying their trade south of the border and believe that he is worthy of a big-money payday the top flight offers.
As revealed exclusively by Football Insider, the defender has told those close to him that is expecting to leave Celtic Park this summer with Arsenal offering him a lucrative five-year deal which is well in excess of his current £25,000-a-week contract.
Mills insists that the 22-year-old will have found it impossible not to think of the money on offer at the Gunners and that the opportunity to test himself against a better quality of opposition will also tempt him.
Asked if the speculation surrounding him might have turned Tierney’s head, Mills said: “I’m sure it has. You look what other players have done, what Robertson has done moving from Scotland to Hull and then onwards.
“Celtic is a massive club, chance of playing Champions League football and everything, but he will be thinking: ‘I see other players that aren’t as good as me earning a lot more money so actually, maybe I deserve a bit of that as well.’
“It can be a short career and moving to the Premier League takes you to another level.”
Tierney has won 11 trophies with the Hoops since coming through the youth academy in Glasgow, five of those league titles.
His current contract is set to expire in 2023, having put pen to paper on a six year deal back in 2017.
In other Celtic news, it can be REVEALED that a player highly rated by Lennon is heading out of the club after completing a medical and agreeing a long-term contract with elite team.