Monday 20 August 2018

Celtic linked with move for Ireland youngster Ryan Manning while Kieran Tierney addresses Man United talk

Ryan Manning
Ryan Manning
Aidan Fitzmaurice

Aidan Fitzmaurice

CELTIC have been linked with a move for QPR's Irish star Ryan Manning, while speculation mounts that Manchester United are preparing a £10m bid for Bhoys defender Kieran Tierney.

The 21-year-old Manning has scored just twice for his Championship club this season as he has been in and out of the side at QPR.

But the Galway native is highly rated at Parkhead and boss Brendan Rodgers is considering a bid to bring in the U21 cap for next season, as Celtic plan for Champions League football.

The Bhoys expect to lose Scottish international Tierney in the summer with United among the clubs tracking the 20-year-old, and QPR may opt to cash in by selling Manning.

But, in an interview with the Times, Tierney reaffirmed his commitment to the Bhoys.

"I'm not thinking about anyone other than Celtic just now," said the full back.

"I'm enjoying my career here; I've just signed a six-year deal, so if that doesn't say long-term, I don't know what does."

Meanwhile, it's been confirmed that Celtic legend Henrik Larsson will return to Parkhead next month to feature against an Ireland XI for Scott Brown's testimonial game.

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