Man United Could Sign Celtic Star for £50million Says Legend

Celtic legend John Hartson has made a bold claim that the Hoops will be able to sell Kieran Tierney to Manchester United for around £50million.

With Luke Shaw having failed to impress, Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is currently believed to be in the market to sign a new left-back and it has widely been claimed that Celtic star Kieran Tierney is the main target for the Portuguese boss.

Tierney has emerged as one of the most promising young full-backs in Europe since making his debut for Celtic back in 2014 and as a result of his fine performances; a host of top clubs including Manchester United have expressed an interest in signing the 20-year-old.

There is still a chance that United could land the services of Tierney before the end of the current transfer window in a week’s time but Celtic legend John Hartson has urged his former club not to sell the youngster – this year at least, and believes that the Hoops will be able to receive as much as £50million from the Red Devils next summer if the player manages to impress in the Champions League during the current campaign.

He said, “There is no doubt in my mind that clubs will come in for Kieran Tierney; I am hearing he’s Manchester United’s number one target. But why on earth would Brendan Rodgers sell Tierney right now?

“If I’m Brendan Rodgers, I’m saying to [Jose] Mourinho ‘let him have another season here, keep your £25 or £30 million for now’. He’s got Champions League football, he loves playing for Celtic, give him another year, another 18 months, at this level, until he becomes more of a man, more established.

“Then, in a year or 18 months’ time, there is no doubt Kieran Tierney will go on and play for one of the top three or four clubs down south, and he will become one of the best left-backs in Europe.

“I have every confidence in Kieran Tierney to go on and become a top, top player. He is a great player now, but he can only go on and get better.

“At the end of last season it was heavily rumoured that Sigurdsson was going to Everton for £27 million. All of a sudden, over the summer, he’s not kicked a ball for six weeks, and his fee’s gone up another £18 million.

“If Kieran Tierney has another season and is outstanding in the Champions League, playing really well against the top, top teams, is in the spotlight, being looked at all over the world by the top clubs, all of a sudden next year or the year after that you get £45 or £50 million for him.

“That’s how inflated these prices are now. Everybody is paying absolutely massive fees because the transfers have gone absolutely ridiculous.”

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