Newcastle boss Benitez out to pinch Liverpool target

Date published: Friday 5th May 2017 10:43

Kieran Tierney: Being linked with move

Rafa Benitez will battle his former club Liverpool as he attempts to bring Celtic left-back Kieran Tierney to Newcastle, report the Daily Star.

Liverpool have had difficulties at left-back all season, with right-footed midfielder James Milner filling in their for much of the campaign.

That has made Tierney a priority signing for Kop boss Jurgen Klopp, but those plans could come under serious threat from Benitez.

Newcastle have secured a return to the Premier League at the first time of asking, and Benitez is already ironing out his plans to strengthen over the summer.

19-year-old Tierney, who was born on the Isle of Man, has excelled for Celtic this season and has also attracted the interest of Manchester United.

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