Former Scottish footballer, Frank Mcavennie believes that Keiran Tierney will be hoping to move to the Premier League after watching his compatriot, Andrew Robertson find so much success with Liverpool.
The left-back was previously linked with Manchester United during the 2018 winter period but instead, he chose to extend his contract with Celtic. His current deal is set to last till the summer of 2023.
Jose Mourinho had scouted the 21-year-old along with Danny Rose and Juventus’ Alex Sandro when he was still the Red Devils manager. Tierney was on the shortlist of other Premier League sides as well.
The Hoops defender is already a star in the Scottish Premiership having earned 12 caps for his country’s senior side. However, with Robertson emerging as one of the top fullbacks in the English top-flight, Tierney has understandably lost his starting spot for the Tartan Army.
“The boy’s head will be turned,” McAvennie told the Express. “He will look at Andy Robertson, another Scottish left-back, in a Champions League final. If Tierney goes to England he will improve as he’ll be playing every week against the best players.
“I think he could go to Manchester United. He’d be a great replacement for Shaw – it’s the worst defence I’ve seen in a United strip for years.”