Celtic skipper Scott Brown has advised his Hoops team-mate Kieran Tierney to stay with the club for a few more seasons, as speculation continues to rage about the 20-year-old’s future with the club.
The latest club to be linked with the left-back is Atletico Madrid, with BBC Sport reporting that the La Liga side are set to send representatives to watch the player in Saturday’s Scottish Cup Final v Motherwell.
Brown believes however that for the benefit of his career Tierney should stay for a few more seasons at least with the Hoops.
“He’s one of the best left-backs I’ve ever played with in terms of his energy levels and his willingness to learn. He’s also at the right place at the right time for his career as he’s got a great manager, he’s winning trophies and he also loves this club,” Brown said, as quoted on the Hoops’ official Twitter page.
🗣️ SB: "He’s one of the best left-backs I’ve ever played with in terms of his energy levels and his willingness to learn. He’s also at the right place at the right time for his career as he’s got a great manager, he’s winning trophies and he also loves this club.”
— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) May 15, 2018
Tierney has had another excellent season for the Hoops, and he recently became the first player to be named as Scotland’s young player of the year three years in a row.
Football Insider verdict
Brown knows what he is talking about, and it would do Tierney good to stay with the Hoops for a few more seasons, but you’ve got to think that eventually either he or the club will find an offer too good to turn down. Perhaps he isn’t quite good enough for Atletico yet, but it is testament to the form that Tierney has shown over the years that clubs of that ilk are interested in signing the player. The club would also be under pressure to accept a big bid for Tierney should the Hoops fail to qualify for the Champions League group stages, so it is set be interesting summer for Brendan Rodgers and the Hoops board, as it seems inevitable that bids will be made for Tierney, and the support will demand that for the time being no bid is accepted. Tierney should pay heed to the words of his captain, for the moment Glasgow is the best place for him to develop his game.
In other Celtic news, it’s no shock that a player is set to leave the Hoops in the summer