Both Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur are likely have a transfer battle come January when they compete for Celtic’s latest prodigy Kieran Tierney, according to The Sun.
The 20 year old Scottish international has gone from strength to strength since he deputised in 2015 winning the Young Player of the Year award in consecutive seasons coupled with 4 goals to his name including the opener in the recent 3-0 win at Aberdeen.
Despite his tender age, Tierney has already racked up 90 senior appearances, including 22 in European competitions, and United boss Jose Mourinho sees the Scot as a long-term fixture in the back four.
United have certainly signalled their interest in the market for a new left back after the former Chelsea boss seems to be uninterested in Luke Shaw, who is enduring a miserable start to his career at Old Trafford. The 22 year old has only made 32 appearances despite suffering a double leg fracture in 2015. Since his comeback though he’s fallen down the pecking order behind the likes of Daley Blind and Mateo Darmian.
Likewise, Spurs interestingly are too snooping around the left back after Mauricio Pochettino has reportedly gone cold with Danny Rose, and wants Tierney to compete with Ben Davies who has provided top class performances since Rose’s injury.
Despite Tierney signing a new five year deal keeping him at Parkhead until 2021, there is no doubt the young man would chomp at the bit to ply his trade in the Premier League and continue his excellent start to his career.
Brendan Rodgers has already signalled his intent to keep him beyond his new contract however, with a rumoured £25 million bid incoming Rodgers could be tempted to take the money and run.