According to The Scottish Sun, Leicester are interested in Kieran Tierney, a player who has been showing impressive strides in recent years for Celtic.
The 21-year-old is a phenomenal young player and is highly thought of in the SPFL, but he could now be about to make a big move to the Premier League.
Leicester could face competition from the likes of Arsenal, however, whilst Napoli are another club planning to make a swoop for the left-back, per The Scottish Sun.
With a possible pursuit for Tierney, it could spell the end of Ben Chilwell’s time at the club, with the England international previously attracting the interest of Manchester City.
With this in mind, Football FanCast writers have given their verdicts on what a move would mean for Leicester and their own promising full-back. Here’s what they said.
“I don’t think it would necessarily spell the end of Ben Chilwell’s time at Leicester if Kieran Tierney came in. Of course, it would be weird if the Scotsman arrived and wasn’t first choice, but Leicester have serious ambitions of making the Europa League, and with that, they will need a big squad. At a club like that, and with an exciting manager in Brendan Rodgers, a bit of competition wouldn’t go amiss.”
“I’m struggling to envisage a scenario whereby Tierney is brought in as anything other than a replacement for Chilwell. If Leicester find themselves bidding for Celtic’s crown jewel this summer there’s no doubt it will be in preparation for a colossal setback. The only silver lining for Rodgers is that Leicester would surely receive an eyewatering fee for their academy product.”
“Unless Rodgers is going to make some drastic changes to his team and play Tierney as a third centre-back, where he has played for Scotland, then yes. Having earned plenty of admirers for his exploits this season, Leicester signing Tierney would be an insult to Chilwell. There’s surely no way that the Celtic man arrives unless Chilwell is as good as gone.”