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Celtic old boys have their say on Tierney and Blues

WIth Everton believed to be leading the chase for Celtic left-back Kieran Tierney, a couple of the Glasgow club’s former players have had their say.

Scott McDonald believes the 21-year-old could stay with the Bhoys for another season.

He told BBC Radio Scotland’s Newsround:

“I think he might possibly just stay on for even another year, maybe two more.

“If they’re offering the amounts of money that can be offered down in England then it would be a huge temptation but we’ve seen in the past how much he loves the football club and he’s still only young.

“If he holds out another year or two, I think opportunities do open up. Someone like Man United, that has been touted with the struggles that they have found at left-back.

“Certainly, if they were the ones tabling the bid, you would jump. I think you would have to jump to go to a Manchester United or the likes of them in the Champions League competitions. Everton, outside the top six clubs, you would argue are probably the next one.”

Meanwhile, Darren O’Dea added:

“It depends where he wants to go.

“I might be wrong, not because of his ability, but I don’t believe he’ll move directly from Celtic to a top-four team in England.

“If he sees his career going to a Man United, whatever it may be, similar to Andy Robertson (who joined Liverpool from Hull City a year ago), I think he needs to make a step, I wouldn’t say down – Everton’s an unbelievable football club, a huge football club.

“Van Dijk’s the perfect example. I think Van Dijk was as good as I’ve seen at centre-back.”

Kieran Tierney of Celtic with Daniel Joao Santos Candeias of Rangers
Kieran Tierney of Celtic with Daniel Joao Santos Candeias of Rangers (Image: Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

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