Leeds United ace a superior option to Celtic talent for Liverpool or Arsenal

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Liverpool and Arsenal have both been linked to Leeds' Charlie Taylor and Celtic's Kieran Tierney.

Top talents from Leeds United and Celtic have in recent days been linked with big moves to Arsenal and Liverpool.

While home grown stars Charlie Taylor and Kieran Tierney are already at big clubs, the Premier League giants hope that better wages and a chance to play at a more competitive level will be enough to convince them.

The Sun claimed in their Sunday 15/5 edition (p62) that both sides are tracking Leeds left-back Charlie Taylor, while Celtic full-back Tierney is a £10 million target for Arsenal, report the Daily Record, with The Mail reporting Liverpool are also interested.

The two players could solve potentially problematic positions for either side, with Liverpool seeking to upgrade on Alberto Moreno, and Arsenal looking for an eventual successor to groom behind Nacho Monreal with Kieran Gibbs stagnating and potentially on his way out.

Both players are outstanding talents, and which one is preferred could come down to how scouts assess the strength of the leagues they are playing in, with Tierney in the Scottish Premiership, and Taylor the English Championship.

Tierney recent won Celtic's young player of the year gong, while Taylor, 22, won Leeds United's player of the year award for his consistently excellent performances.

Taylor is, partly due to his age, a more developed player, comfortably going forward, and did not look out of place in a FA Cup clash against Premier League side Watford.

Tierney has the potential to get up to Taylor's level, but if teams are looking for a player to be able to come in and play right away then the Leeds ace is the better option, and he may also be easier to sign.

His contract runs out in June 2017, while Tierney has a deal at Celtic until 2019, signed only last year. A change in management at both clubs could see either payer re-assess their options, but Taylor is the more affordable player, and one who is more likely to be able to adapt quicker, as Sam Byram showed by impressing at West Ham after signing from Leeds earlier this year.

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