Celtic chief executive Peter Lawwell has told The Scottish Sun that left back Kieran Tierney wants to stay with the club, despite alleged Premier League interest.
Tierney, 18, moved to Scotland from the Isle of Man at an early age, and joined up with his boyhood club Celtic at the age of just seven.
The left back has now made his way up through the ranks at Celtic Park, and having emerged as the club's top young prospect at the start of the season, he has now become Celtic's first-choice left back ahead of long-serving veteran Emilio Izaguirre.
With a Scotland cap to his name, Tierney has enjoyed a superb season, and his energy up and down the left flank, along with his defensive attributes, appear to have triggered major interest in his signature.
As reported by the Daily Star, Premier League giants such as Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City are all keen to sign Tierney having been so impressed with his performances under Ronny Deila this season.
Celtic have seen key players like Fraser Forster, Virgil van Dijk, Victor Wanyama and Gary Hooper leave the club for the Premier League in recent years, and fans unsurprisingly want to see Tierney stay, rather than watch on as another top player leaves for England.
Now, Celtic's chief executive Peter Lawwell has told The Scottish Sun that he intends to offer a new contract to Tierney this summer - and even claims that the left back wants to stay at Celtic, offering some encouraging comments on the teenager's future.
"Kieran has three years left after the summer," said Lawwell. "He’s done brilliantly well and normally when that happens we’ll sit down with them and try to reward them."
"We’ll do that with Kieran and look to extend his contract. I’m sure that’ll happen over the summer. The kid wants to stay and we’re eager for him to stay," he added.
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