ARE Arsenal about to buy Kieran Tierney off the Hoops? As the summer window is still open, it looks like Celtic will have to say goodbye to an outstanding player.
Whilst the summer is not the most exciting time for football fans, there is plenty of drama in the transfer market. This year all eyes in Scotland are on Kieran Tierney. Celtic were offered £15 million for the football player but the club stated it would be an insult to sell Tierney for that amount. Now, it looks like Arsenal got the message and offered double the price to convince Celtic to transfer their left-back.
Arsenal is not the only club interested in Tierney, but looking at the odds, it seems clear that they are the favourites (the odds are between 1/9 to 1/7). If you want to take a punt on the transfer, you can find out more about gambling on betting.info to find the best odds for your bet.
Anyhow, it looks like the Hoops have to say goodbye to their left-back soon. Let’s look back on the career of Kieran Tierney.
Tierney was born in 1997 in Douglas on the Isle of Man but moved to Lanarkshire just a few months after. He signed up to play for the club Celtic when he was seven years old. At the beginning of his career, he played both in defence and attack. His team debut was in April 2015, followed by his full international debut almost a year later in March 2016.
In his first game for Celtic, Tierney came into the game against Dundee as a substitute in the 81st minute. He made appearances in over 30 matches during his breakthrough season in 2015-16 and while Celtic won the title that year, Tierney was awarded winning the Players’ and Writer’s Young Player awards.
That drew a lot of attention to the young player and Premier League clubs started to bid on Tierney. He stated that these offers came as a surprise to him but decided that his future would be at Celtic and signed a five-year-contract with Celtic in 2016.
During the season 2016-17, Tierney had to pause for a total of three months after suffering from an ankle ligament damage in October 2016. Nevertheless, Tierney made his comeback in January 2017 and got rewarded by winning the PFA Scotland Young Player of the Year for the second year in a row.
His career progressed with Tierney making more than 50 appearances in the next season and helping the Hoops securing a historic “double treble”. Tierney ended up playing the entirety of the domestic cup finals of the season 2017-18 and got awarded with winning both the Players’ and Writers’ Young Player awards again.
During the most recent season, Tierney’s appeared quite rarely due to a hip injury that required surgery.
Many advisers have told Tierney to move on to another club to progress and grow. Last week, Tierney left the pre-season tour in Austria and Switzerland before the last game against FC St Gallen on July 2nd.
Many took that as a sign that Tierney would be accepting the new offer from Arsenal and move to London after the summer.