Opinion: Celtic should bleed Leicester dry for Tierney

Leicester City want to replace Ben Chilwell with Kieran Tierney this summer, reports claim, and Celtic should not stand in their way.

What’s the story?

According to Foxes of Leicester, a popular club fan site, Chilwell’s move to Manchester City is already agreed.

The report claims it is “as good as a done deal”, with the 22 year-old sure to command a huge fee from the English champions.

According to the report, Celtic’s Tierney is the man Leicester have identified to replace Chilwell, with Brendan Rodgers keen to work with the youngster who already knows his system.

Fans may not like it, but here’s why the Bhoys should bleed them dry for the 21 year-old.

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Blessing in disguise?

Tierney eats, sleeps and breathes Celtic, but as he develops there is only one place the full-back will end up and that is the Premier League.

Quite simply, he is just too good not to attract interest from the English top flight, where the lights are brighter, the cheques are bigger and the chances of success in the Champions League are higher.

It is inevitable that the youngster will leave the club eventually, so by stalling the move the club would only be harming themselves.

If Leicester do indeed sell Chilwell to Pep Guardiola’s centurions, Celtic will be in an extremely strong negotiating position, and selling now while his contract still has four years on it and the Foxes have a huge lump of cash in their back pocket would be the smartest move.

With much of the squad in need of an overhaul this summer, this money could help Celtic increase the gap between them and their domestic competition, and even build a better squad capable of making some noise in Europe.