Celtic FC News: Brendan Rodgers targets Kieran Tierney at Leicester

Celtic FC News: According to the Scotsman, new Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers is likely to compete with Arsenal for Celtic defender Kieran Tierney.

Kieran Tierney
Kieran Tierney

The Scottish left-back is wanted by the Gunners for around £25m. (h/t Scottish Sun)

The Northern Irish manager sought an exit from Celtic Park and joined Leicester City as the new manager. He watched the Foxes win against Brighton last night from the stands at the King Power Stadium.

Rodgers could possibly battle with Unai Emery’s side if the defender opts to leave the Scottish league.

Tierney enjoying his spell at Celtic

Tierney has a contract that ties him up until May 2023 and hasn’t shown any signs of leaving the Hoops. The youngster is one of the best players in the Premiership.

The 21-year-old has represented the Scottish club 96 times in the Premiership and broke out to the Scotland national team back in 2016.

The fullback has made 32 appearances across all competitions this season and provided four assists.

Tierney has been cited as the replacement for Ben Chilwell at Leicester who is wanted by Manchester City (h/t Scotsman).

On the other hand, the Gunners are devoid of quality left-back options believe the Scottish youngster is their long term solution.

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Tierney is expected to start in the Premiership clash against Motherwell and Neil Lennon would operate as the caretaker manager for the Hoops.

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