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Leicester target Kieran Tierney would be a downgrade on Ben Chilwell

Leicester City’s new manager Brendan Rodgers could try raid his former club Celtic in the summer for defender Kieran Tierney.

According to the Scottish Sun, the Foxes may make a £25million move for the left-footed Celtic ace and would face competition from Arsenal.

The report details that it’s unclear on if the Scottish champions would be prepared to offload their left-back to Rodgers, who left Celtic mid-season on Tuesday to make the switch to the King Power Stadium.

It is understood Leicester will consider Tierney if they lose current first-choice left-back Ben Chilwell to Manchester City.

Tierney is an impressive talent that has been a consistent performer in recent years for serial winners Celtic and offers a great balance at left-back.

The 21-year-old can be a serious goal threat and has the potential to be a real success in England, especially if he lined up with his former boss Rodgers.

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But in truth it would be a downgrade on Chilwell, who has come through the academy at Leicester and has made the full-back position his own recently.

Chilwell is already a senior England international and has been one of the most consistent performers this season, which is why keeping him in the starting XI should be a priority for Rodgers.

The 22-year-old is a star for his boyhood club and Rodgers needs to try make him integral to his plans in the same way he did with Tierney.

Celtic’s defender could be a decent replacement, but would be a risk at £25million and is not quite at the level of Chilwell yet.

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