Quick links

Celtic

Celtic defender Kieran Tierney responds to links with Tottenham Hotspur

Kieran Tierney of Celtic controls the ball during the UEFA Champions League Qualifying Play-Offs Round First Leg match between Celtic FC and FK Astana at Celtic Park on August 16, 2017 in...

Tottenham Hotspur have been heavily linked with Celtic defender Kieran Tierney in recent times.

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM - SEPTEMBER 27:Alexandru Chipciu of RSC Anderlecht and Kieran Tierney of Celtic battle for possession during the UEFA Champions League group B match between RSC...

Celtic defender Kieran Tierney has told the Daily Express that he has been flattered to be linked with Tottenham Hotspur recently.

Spurs have been heavily linked with the left-back, who is emerging as one of the finest prospects in Britain, in the Daily Star - with the tabloid suggesting he is valued at £45 million.

However, despite enjoying hearing his name touted in the media, Tierney insists that he has no desire to leave Celtic for a long time yet.

“It’s good,” Tierney said. “There are no negatives about it. It’s a compliment if there are big teams watching you.

Kieran Tierney of Celtic controls the ball during the UEFA Champions League Qualifying Play-Offs Round First Leg match between Celtic FC and FK Astana at Celtic Park on August 16, 2017 in...

“It’s not something that I need to block out. I’m flattered by the names you hear, but I’m loving it at Celtic and enjoying every minute.”

Tierney has recently signed a new long-term deal at Celtic, and is sure to command a huge fee if he was to move on.

Tottenham have shown an eye for young talent in recent times, but whether Tierney will remain on their radar remains to be seen.

Kieran Tierney of Celtic in action during the UEFA Champions League Qualifying Second Round, Second Leg match between Celtic and Linfield at Celtic Park Stadium on July 19, 2017 in Glasgow,...

Tierney has been hugely impressive in a Celtic shirt, and coped with every challenge thrown at him so far.

The 20-year-old is still developing as a player, but he is already a key player for both club and country.

If Tierney was to move to Spurs he would be in competition with the likes of Danny Rose and Ben Davies for a first-team place.

FIFA World Cup 2018FIFA 2018 World Cup Russia - click here for all of our coverage...

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch