PL midfielder reveals he told club to go for current Celtic star
By Harvey Byrne
Stoke midfielder Charlie Adam has revealed he told the Midlands side to go for Celtic star full-back Kieran Tierney.
Adam, 31, will have a good knowledge of Scottish football, while he will also be keeping an eye on the Scotland national team.
This is thought to have led him to Tierney, who has looked impressive in a Hoops shirt since making his debut in 2014 aged just 17.
Adam was also impressed by the left-back star so much that he urged Stoke to bring him down to the Premier League, but the experienced midfielder told that the figures the Potters were quoted were just too big.
“After I’d watched Tierney a couple of times I spoke to the people at Stoke about going for him. But unfortunately the figures being mentioned are too big – even for a club like us,” told Adam, as quoted b the Daily Record.
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“If you’re talking between £20-25million for a left-back, that’s a lot of money. But I hear people from English clubs talking about him.
“Tierney is Scotland’s best player now – he’s different to anything else we’ve got. He is the next one who could go to a Premier League club and play regularly. He could play for a Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal or Manchester United without a doubt.”
Tierney has played in 84 matches for Celtic since breaking through the youth ranks and is believed to be a boyhood supporter of the club.
He also still has four years remaining on his contract at Parkhead, but that hasn’t stopped reported interest from some of England’s biggest club’s.
Adam himself made the switch to England from Rangers with Blackpool in 2009 aged just 24, but Tierney could be making the move even earlier if his fine progression continues.
In other Celtic news, this Hoops forward is set for a move to an English club.