Manchester United consider bid for £10m-rated Celtic starletPublished January 17, 2017
Manchester United are monitoring Celtic full-back Kieran Tierney with a view to a potential bid for his services, according to reports.
The highly-rated youngster has excelled for the SPL giants since breaking into the first-team in the 2015/16 season, bringing him to the attention of some of Europe’s biggest clubs.
And with Luke Shaw’s United future up in the air following a disagreement with manager Jose Mourinho, the Daily Mirror claims that Red Devils officials are scouting Tierney with a view to making a £10 million offer.
19-year-old Tierney is also believed to be interesting Manchester City, Chelsea and Arsenal due his his consistently excellent performances for Brendan Rodgers’ side, but it is United that are currently making the strongest noises about acquiring the Isle of Man-born full-back, with representatives regularly dispatched to Celtic Park to run the rule over the player.
Recently returned from a long injury lay-off, Tierney starred in the 3-3 Champions League draw against Manchester City back in September, and is rated at in excess of £10m by the Glasgow-based club.
The report claims United will probably have to wait until the summer if they want to sign the teenager, as Celtic seek to end the campaign on a high note.
He has made 13 appearances for the Bhoys so far this season as the club have developed a commanding 19-point lead over closest rivals Rangers at the top of the table.
Tierney’s arrival at Old Trafford would throw the future of a number of current squad players into doubt, with Shaw and teammate Matteo Darmian two that could be surplus to requirements this summer.