Celtic skipper admits Tierney exit rumours will not stop beyond this summer

Date published: Thursday 1st August 2019 4:27

Celtic captain Scott Brown believes that the “phenomenal” Kieran Tierney will continue to be linked with a move away, even if he doesn’t join Arsenal this summer.

The transfer story which has dominated recent weeks is Arsenal’s interest in Tierney, with the Gunners failing with two offers for the left-back. Brown feels the speculation will linger for as long as Tierney remains at Parkhead.

“For me there’s always going to be speculation on top-quality players and that’s what Kieran is,” Brown said. “There is always going to be speculation and if he stays this window to go to the next window. That’s what we expect when the team is doing so well.

“He’s been a phenomenal player for us in the five past seasons and we’ll just wait and see what happens but here’s hoping he stays. As it stands now he’s a Celtic player and I would love him to stay because of what he has done in the past five seasons.”

Arsenal are not far away from matching Celtic’s valuation of the Scottish full-back, but are yet to make a third bid for the 22-year-old.

 

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