EXCLUSIVE

Celtic defender Kieran Tierney will be hunted by nearly every Premier League side this summer after dazzling for both club and country, according to Danny Mills.

The former England and Leeds defender, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, was left raving over the Scottish international’s performances at left-back and insisted he looks good enough to be plying his trade in England’s top flight.

Arsenal, who finished fifth last season, have reportedly seen an opening bid for Tierney rejected by the Hoops, the full-back having come through the youth system in Glasgow.

Mills claims that there will be other clubs in the Premier League keen on his signing and that his proven quality, as well as his future potential, means he could prove a brilliant signing for whoever does snap him up.

Asked if Tierney was ready for the Premier League, Mills told Football Insider: “Definitely. I think he’s shown in Scotland games, up at Celtic as well, some very, very good performances. Without a doubt, he could easily play in the Premier League. 

“I’m sure all clubs will be looking at him, in all honesty. Without a doubt he will be on several teams’ radar. Time will tell (how good he is). Did we think Andy Robertson was good enough to win the Champions League when he was in Scotland and then went to Hull? No, probably. Equally with (Virgil) van Dijk.

“He could quite easily come down into the Premier League and do a very, very good job and he might blow people away, people might go: ‘Wow, he is the next big thing.’ He’s got a lot of potential, a lot of quality.

The 22-year-old has been a mainstay in the Bhoys’ side since breaking into the first team, making a total of 170 senior appearances across all competitions.

Last season saw him turn out 40 times under both Brendan Rodgers and Neil Lennon, injuries forcing him to spend numerous spells on the sidelines.

In other Celtic news, it can be REVEALED that the Hoops are in talks over signing a proven Premier League talent.