Former Celtic midfielder Paul McStay believes that promising full back Kieran Tierney would be best served staying at Celtic Park to learn his trade before considering a move south to the Premier League.
McStay stayed at Celtic his entire career and he doesn’t want Tierney to make any rash decision about leaving the club:
“He should enjoy his development at Celtic. There are a lot of similar things because he is in the team early, he travelled to watch Celtic with his family and he’s a supporter of the club. I never had a left foot though! I’m sure he wants to enjoy as many years there as he can – enjoy success and win trophies.He is living the dream so I hope he does that for as long as he wants to do it.
“If he moves down the line then that’s the way football is. That’s a decision he will make. He just has to learn the game.”
Tierney was one of the few players who impressed for Celtic against Rangers in the Scottish Cup semi-final Old Firm defeat, but at 18 years of age, he has time on his side and it would take a lot for him to leave the club he supports.
Celtic will hope to put their semi-final defeat behind them when they face Ross County in the league on Sunday. Ronny Deila’s men are currently eight points ahead of nearest rivals Aberdeen.