Mark Wilson states what would tempt Kieran Tierney into leaving Celtic
Mark Wilson has told the Glasgow Evening Times that he believes Kieran Tierney would be tempted to leave Celtic in the summer if an offer of £100,000 was on the table.
The 21-year-old is one of the first names on the team sheet at Celtic. He is considered as one of the best left-sided defenders in Britain, along with the likes of Andy Robertson, Luke Shaw and Ben Chilwell.
The Scottish Sun claim Brendan Rodgers is interested in signing Tierney from Celtic. The report claims the Celtic academy product would cost a whopping £25million.
But former Celtic right-back Wilson has claimed that Tierney could leave for a lot less than that figure, at just £15million. He reckons that an offer of £100,000 a week would tempt the 12-time Scotland cap.
“As much as Kieran Tierney loves playing for Celtic, and has a great relationship with the fans, I’ve no doubts there will be a part of him that wants to go to the top level,” Wilson said.
“He might say it’s not about money, but potentially he’ll know he can earn £100,000 a week like Andy Robertson at Liverpool. For a full-back just now I’d say you’re talking at least £15m.”
Tierney is a top-quality left-back that has shown his talent in the Champions League. He would be an excellent signing for any Premier League side, though in the top six he may be back-up rather than first choice.
A move to Leicester and a reunion with Brendan Rodgers, though, would be the wrong move. England international Chilwell is loved by Leicester fans after coming through the academy.
Tierney would have to churn out his best every single week to be on a par with Chilwell. But a move to the Premier League is the next obvious step for Chilwell.
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