Celtic ace warned to overlook Prem interest as Liverpool circle

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.

Tierney has been linked with switches to Manchester City and Liverpool in recent weeks, but McStay told the Daily Record that there were similarities between him and Tierney.

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.