PL giants ramp up pursuit of Celtic mainstay after jetting out on mission - report
By Danny Wright
Tottenham have “ramped up” their interest in Celtic full-back Kieran Tierney after jetting out on a scouting mission to watch him once more when he played against Bayern Munich on Wednesday, according to a report.
The Daily Record claims that Spurs could be keeping tabs on Tierney, 20, as a potential replacement for Danny Rose as although the England international is returning to fitness, his future is shrouded in mystery after a controversial interview in the summer.
The Mirror reported in August that Tottenham had deployed scouts to watch over Tierney when Celtic played against Astana in the Champions League qualifiers.
However it is now understood that the Premier League giants are willing to go to “some lengths” to get as much information as possible on the Hoops star, seemingly due to Rose’s uncertain future in North London.
Tierney has been in fantastic form for Celtic in recent seasons and is clear mainstay of the first-team, making the left-back slot his own.
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He has made 20 appearances across all competitions already this term, scoring one goal and supplying three assists in the process.
Football Insider Verdict
Tierney has bags of talent but he may be pretty hard to pry away from Parkhead due to his passion of playing for Celtic, especially under the charge of Brendan Rodgers. The youngster would not be guaranteed a starting spot should he move to one of the Premier League’s top clubs while with the Bhoys he is always going to be first choice left-back and be taking part in the Champions League and winning trophies every year. The one thing that may persuade Tierney is the promise of playing in a bigger league and earning more money. The Scotland international has the quality to become one of the best full-backs in the UK, but no one outside of Celtic will ever see him as that if he spends his career in Glasgow.
In other Celtic news, Hoops fans slaughtered this player for his performance against Hibernian on Saturday.