Kieran Tierney: Signing new Celtic contract was an easy decision

Kieran Tierney celebrates scoring the first goal for Celtic

Kieran Tierney has signed a new five year deal at Celtic today.

Kieran Tierney celebrates scoring the first goal for Celtic

Celtic defender Kieran Tierney has spoken of how easy it was to commit his future to the Glasgow club at his press conference earlier this afternoon.

Tierney has penned a new five year deal with Celtic, despite reported interest from a host of Premier League sides.

The defender grew up as a Celtic fan, and he says that signing a new deal at his boyhood club was not a difficult decision.

Tierney was only handed a new contract last year, but his progression has been so rapid that interest has continued to rise.

Liverpool and Southampton are two of the clubs who have been linked with the youngster, but Tierney has ended any speculation over his future by putting pen to paper on a new contract.

When asked whether the appointment of Brendan Rodgers was a decisive factor in his decision, Tierney responded by saying: "The manager spoke to me on the first day of training and I’ve signed now. He didn’t have to persuade me.”

Tierney won Celtic’s Young Player of the Year award last season and he is expected to be a key part of Rodgers’ starting line-up for the campaign ahead.

Celtic's Kieran Tierney celebrates winning the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership at the end of the game

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