06 Jul Kieran Tierney transfer news:’He’s prepared for a more significant club’ — Alex McLeish talks upward move for Celtic celebrity amid Arsenal & Napoli rumours
The former Scotland boss considers the highly-rated Celtic left-back ought to be seeking to have a step up in class throughout the present transfer window
Kieran Tierney was advised by former Scotland manager Alex McLeish that he is prepared to combine”a more significant club compared to Celtic”.
The 22-year-old full-back is thought to be attracting attention from around Europe, having been highly regarded for a while, but attempts to tempt him away from Parkhead have been awakened this summer.
Arsenal have led the pursuit, together with the Gunners eager to spend the guardian to the Premier League, while Serie A heavyweights Napoli will also be in the mix.
McLeish, who worked with Tierney throughout his latest bout in charge of Scotland, isn’t surprised with the mounting transfer talk and he also thinks the time has arrived to get a step up the ladder to be produced.
McLeish advised CalcioNapoli24:”Tierney is prepared for the big leap and also to visit a more significant club compared to Celtic.
“When his team played with Barcelona, Manchester City or Paris Saint-Germain at the Champions League, he always stood , which makes him prepared.
“He has assaulting attributes, but is also a wonderful defender.
“He is very young and if he had a couple of injuries, there is no special issues.
“He is really fast and not a participant who knows how to guard. He has endurance, can conduct many kilometres without quitting.
“We are talking about a true athlete. [Carlo] Ancelotti has the ideal attributes to get the most out of Tierney’s possible, and Napoli are a fantastic step for him.”
Arsenal have abandoned the transfer door ajar for Napoli.
The Gunners have started the bidding to get its Celtic shield, but are regarded as some way short of fulfilling his valuation.
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Bhoys manager Neil Lennon has stated:”Arsenal are mindful of that which we value the participant at. He is on a long term contract, he is an advantage and also we do not wish to market him.
“It is going to need to have far more than what they have given the very first time around to provide a choice to make.”
A rival could currently steal in, together with people at Emirates Stadium needing to measure their efforts when they are to make sure the Tierney stays in British football if a movement is created in the present window.