Kieran Tierney transfer latest: Stiliyan Petrov says Celtic have to accept ‘huge offer’ for star left-back
Stiliyan Petrov believes Celtic’s ‘resolve will be tested’ when big bids come in for star player Kieran Tierney.
The left-back has been one of the standout players for the Scottish side since making his debut in 2015.
He has gone on to win three Scottish Premiership titles, two Scottish Cups and three Scottish League cups.
Tierney has been named both the PFA Scotland and Celtic’s young player of the year for the last three seasons.
Despite still being just 21-years-old, he has already played 168 times for the Hoops.
And former Celtic midfielder Petrov believes it is only a matter of time before big money bids come in for the defender.
“I don’t know if it will be this summer or next but I do think at some point Celtic’s resolve will be tested,” Petrov said to the Daily Record.
“And if a huge offer comes in the reality is you have to take it. It will take big money to get him. I don’t know how much but it will be no problem for a Man United or whatever.
“He has the potential to go on and be world-class. He could go to a Man United or any other top-level club because he’s been brought up having to play under pressure.”
Tierney has been on the radar of a number of English clubs for some time and his maturity on the pitch at such a young age is likely to attract suitors.
Tottenham, Arsenal and Manchester United are thought to be among the clubs to have scouted the 21-year-old.
Tierney’s current long-term deal runs out in 2023.
He has also played 12 times for Scotland and was named as captain for a friendly against the Netherlands in November 2017.
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Petrov added: “He has shown he can cope at European level. In the Champions League he has been excellent. But it is also about the way he behaves on the pitch. He has shown he is a leader.
“He has captained his country and he has captained Celtic. That is special for being only 21.
“He will get better all the time. As an ex-Celtic player and a Celtic fan I want him to be here for as long as possible. But that is not how football works.”
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