Report: Tottenham step up pursuit of Celtic ace Kieran Tierney

Kingsley Coman of Bayern Muenchen and Kieran Tierney of Celtic battle for the ball during the UEFA Champions League group B match between Celtic FC and Bayern Muenchen at Celtic Park on...

The Celtic ace is wanted by Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal according to reports.

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...

According to a report from ESPN, Spurs are set to step up their pursuit of Kieran Tierney, in a bid to beat off competition from the likes of the Gunners for his signature.

The 20-year-old has been mightily impressive for Celtic this season, having established himself as a first-team regular for Brendan Rodgers' side, making 18 appearances for the Hoops in all competitions thus far.

The Scottish youngster is highly regarded in Glasgow, and Rodgers will surely fight tooth and nail to keep hold of one of the club's prized assets.

Stuart Armstrong (L), of Celtic celebrates scoring a goal early in the first half with team mate Kieran Tierney during the William Hill Scottish Cup Final between Aberdeen and Celtic at...

Tierney only recently signed a new six-year deal with Celtic, as confirmed by the club's official website, but as is so often the case in modern day football, contracts are seldom worth the paper that they are written on.

ESPN claim that Tottenham are hoping to surge ahead of Arsenal in the race to sign the 20-year-old, and have stepped up their scouting of the Celtic ace in recent weeks.

Leigh Griffiths of Celtic FC (C) celebrates with teammates Kieran Tierney (2R), Mikael Lustig (R) and others after scoring during the UEFA Champions League Group B football match...

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Ben Davies is currently the first choice left-back at Spurs, and if they do in fact bring Tierney to the club, it would surely spell the end of Danny Rose's time in north London.

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