KIERAN TIERNEY has revealed he could happily spend his entire career at Celtic.

The 20-year-old international defender, who is under contract to 2023, has been linked with Europa Cup winners Atletico Madrid this week as well as top-flight English sides throughout the season.

But Tierney said: “I’ve never thought about elsewhere yet, in my life. It’s just been Celtic since the age of seven.

“I’ve never even been on trial with an another team. I was at my local Boys’ Club then moved to Celtic at seven.

“Can I see myself being here all my career? Yes, I can. But, you never know in football.

“I’ve never thought about being away from Celtic. Maybe one day it will happen.”

Tierney is not fazed by Atletico’s interest and insisted it will only help as he prepares to face Motherwell in the Scottish Cup Final at Hampden on Saturday.

He said: “It’s a kind of confidence-booster in a way to know that you’ve put the hard work in and massive teams all over Europe are noticing it.

“It’s flattering for teams like that to be interested.”

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