Report: Celtic respond to Premier League interest in teenage star Kieran Tierney, Liverpool keen

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Celtic are reportedly offering a new deal to Kieran Tierney to fend off interest from Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester City and Southampton.

According to The Scottish Sun, Celtic are offering a new five-year deal to left back Kieran Tierney, responding to Premier League interest in the process.

Tierney, who doesn't turn 19 until this summer, signed for Celtic when he was just seven, and having moved to Scotland from the Isle of Man as a child, he grew up supporting the Bhoys.

Tipped as one for the future at the start of the season, Tierney has managed to supplant long-serving Emilio Izaguirre as Celtic's first-choice left back this term, making more than 30 appearances under Ronny Deila.

Tierney has even earned his first cap for Scotland, and his impressive performances appear to have triggered major interest in his signature.

The Scottish Sun report that Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester City and Southampton are all looking to sign Tierney, but Celtic have responded by offering Tierney a new deal.

It's claimed that, despite Tierney having three years left on his Celtic contract, Tierney is being offered a five-year deal by chief executive Peter Lawwell, with a significant pay rise involved for the teenager.

If Tierney continues to improve and develop at Celtic, the time will come where English sides offer big money to land him, just as Southampton did to land Fraser Forster, Victor Wanyama and Virgil Van Dijk over the last three years.

For now though, Celtic are hoping to lock Tierney down for the foreseeable future - and giving his displays both defensively and going forward, he should be a key player in the coming years if he chooses to sign that five-year contract.

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