When considering how good a player you have on your hands, there is always a temptation to overstate; especially when talking about someone at the club you support.
When that person is Kieran Tierney you can assess it either with or without the green tinted glasses and still reach the same conclusion – the confirmation that he’s an outstanding talent.
As we move into the second half of January and towards the business end of the transfer window it has been suggested that Celtic’s resolve will be tested to the max with regards to our left back. Today alone he’s been linked with four of England’s biggest teams with offers exceeding £10m said to be imminent.
I’ll stop short of saying what I think the player is worth. There’s no left sided defender operating anywhere on the planet who I would trade KT for. He’s THAT good in my humble opinion. What that translates to in pounds and pence is anyone’s guess albeit the £10m that’s being quoted falls short, a long long way short when you consider what Manchester United paid for Luke Shaw.
Like any player, Kieran can be replaced but given what I’ve said above, you can throw any amount of money you want at it but you will not find a better player out there in that position that fits Celtic so well. This youngster hits the byline more often than your average winger and his delivery (once he gets there) is fantastic.
This is a player who is extremely happy to be where he is and no amount of money should convince us otherwise.