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3rd Nov, 2017 | 1:38pm

'Wish it was longer' - Celtic mainstay makes admission about contract

By James Black

Celtic sensation Kieran Tierney has admitted that he wish his new six-year deal at Parkhead was longer as he looks to continue playing for Glasgow side as long as possible.

Tierney has been reportedly attracting interest from a number of Premier League clubs as of late, leading to the Bhoys moving to tie-down the 20-year-old until 2023.

After making his first-team debut under Ronny Deila, Tierney has gone on to become a mainstay for club and country and should make his 100th appearance for the Hoops against St. Johnstone on Saturday.

The left-back admitted he was “buzzing” to have signed a new deal and hinted he could stay at Celtic for the rest of his career.

“I had no doubts about signing a long term deal – I wish it was longer,” Tierney said, as quoted by the Evening Times website.

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He added: “I am in no rush to leave.

“I think everybody can see that from signing a long-term deal.

“I am very happy at Celtic.”

Tierney has been one of the Bhoys’ best players – both domestically and in Europe – this season and the 20-year-old continues to impress with his attacking performances from left-back.

The Scotland star was watched by 17 scouts on Tuesday night as the Hoops succumbed to a 2-1 defeat at home by Bavarian giants Bayern Munich in the Champions League.

Next up for the Scottish champions is a trip to Perth to face St. Johnstone in the Scottish Premiership.

If the Hoops can avoid defeat, it would set a new British record for the longest unbeaten domestic run in history – surpassing the century-old record of 62 set by the Glasgow giants between 1915 and 1917.

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