Forget Mulgrew, West Brom should try to sign Celtic's Kieran Tierney instead

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West Bromwich Albion have been linked with Charlie Mulgrew.

According to the Daily Record, West Bromwich Albion are eyeing a summer deal for Charlie Mulgrew.

The Scottish report claims that the Baggies have targeted the versatile Celtic player as an option, and with his deal expiring this summer they could land him on a free transfer.

The former Aberdeen man, 29, has been linked with a number of clubs south of the border and West Brom boss Tony Pulis knows a potential bargain when he sees one.

That said, there is no denying that Mulgrew is entering the latter years of his career and supporters at the Hawthorns are desperate to see some exciting youngsters give their side a real uplift.

West Brom are safe for another season and while most recognise the ability of Pulis to ensure Premier League survival, his style of football has ultimately turned some of the fans away.

The former Stoke City boss has the task of making his side more exciting to watch while getting results, and in order to do so he must consider lowering the average age of the squad.

Mulgrew would represent a sensible signing, yet one Celtic player who could prove a more astute addition is the Scottish champions’ talented 18-year-old Kieran Tierney.

The left-back has already become a full Scotland international, and his debut season as a regular first-teamer at Celtic Park couldn’t have gone much better as he improves with each passing week.

Many have already tipped Tierney to go on and become a top player, and West Brom are in need of freshening up their fullback positions with centre-backs often played out wide.

While he may be too young and inexperienced to make an immediate impact now, Tierney could certainly add to the depth of West Brom’s squad and in time become a big hit at the West Midlands club.

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