Thursday 27 October 2016

Celtic defender Kieran Tierney signs new five-year deal

Published 24/06/2016 | 12:40

Celtic's Kieran Tierney (right) and Scott Brown
Celtic's Kieran Tierney (right) and Scott Brown

Celtic have secured highly rated young left-back Kieran Tierney on a five-year contract, the Scottish champions have announced.

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The likes of Liverpool and Arsenal had been linked with the 19-year-old after his extraordinary breakthrough season in the Celtic first team.

But new manager Brendan Rodgers has moved quickly to tie the Scotland international to a longer deal.

Tierney made 34 appearances last season, displacing Emilio Izaguirre as first-choice left-back, and made his Scotland debut against Denmark in March, bypassing the under-21s.

Rodgers this week predicted Tierney would be a "top player" as he revealed Celtic were aiming to extend his contract.

Tierney previously signed a new deal in August which tied him to the club until 2019. He will discuss his new contract at a media conference on Friday afternoon.

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