Brendan Rodgers was interested in signing Charlie Taylor as Kieran Tierney’s replacement during his time at Celtic, according to a report from The Times.
Tierney was linked with the Parkhead exit throughout his time in the Hoops’ first-team. It became apparent very quickly that he was destined for a fantastic career.
And Rodgers was seemingly well aware that he needed to brace himself for the left-back’s departure.
The Times reports that he was interested in signing Taylor from Burnley, who arrived from Leeds United for a fee of £5.2 million in 2017.
Of course, Tierney would actually leave Celtic after Rodgers.
The report notes that Rodgers is now interested in taking Taylor to Leicester amid uncertainty over Ben Chilwell’s future.
TBR View – Taylor would’ve been a fantastic replacement for Tierney at Celtic
Celtic have certainly coped extremely well without Tierney. But Taylor would have arguably been an inspired replacement for the Scotland international had Rodgers managed to bring him in.
He has looked assured defensively since making the step up to the Premier League. And he is certainly a threat in the final third with an impressive crossing ability.
And it is telling that Rodgers is now looking at the Englishman as a replacement for Chilwell, who is reportedly attracting the attention of Chelsea, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur.