By Danny Wright
West Brom winger James McClean has posted a message of thanks to Celtic ace Kieran Tierney for sending him a signed shirt from one of his Champions League appearances.
McClean, 28, is widely known to be an avid supporter of the Bhoys and many have tipped the Republic of Ireland international to play for the Parkhead club in the future due to the alignment of his political and religious beliefs.
It now seems that the Hawthorns flyer is in contact with some of the Celtic players, including first-team ace Tierney, who he posted a message of thanks to on his personal Twitter account on Monday afternoon.
“Thanks for the match-worn top pal,” said McClean to the Scotland international.
Tierney, 20, has been in sensational form for Celtic ever since he first broke into the first-team around two years ago.
Under the guidance of Brendan Rodgers, the left-back has become a real mainstay of the side and has at times been handed the captain’s armband.
The marauding full-back has made 20 appearances across all competitions this season, missing just one game for the Bhoys in the process when he was rested against Ross County in September.
In those games, he has scored one goal and supplied three assists and has been regularly linked with a move to the Premier League having been rated as one of the United Kingdom’s most promising full-backs.