John Hartson suggests Kieran Tierney could stay at Celtic forever

Kieran Tierney and Mikael Lustig of Celtic celebrates as Celtic win the Ladbrokes Scottish Premier League during the Scottish Premier League match between Celtic and Aberdeen at Celtic...

Celtic defender Kieran Tierney has been linked with moves away in the summer transfer window.

Kieran Tierney of Celtic celebrates as Celtic win the Ladbrokes Scottish Premier League during the Scottish Premier League match between Celtic and Aberdeen at Celtic Park on May 13, 2018...

Kieran Tierney is one of the best young defenders in Europe, and there is no surprise that Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester United and Atletico Madrid all (reportedly) want the Celtic left-back.

According to a report in The Scottish Sun, Tottenham, Manchester United and Bournemouth are interested in signing Tierney from Celtic in the summer transfer window.

The Scottish Sun has also credited Spanish club Atletico Madrid with interest in the Scotland international defender.

Former Celtic striker John Hartson has suggested that Tierney could remain at Celtic for the rest of his career.

Kieran Tierney of Celtic celebrates as Celtic win the Ladbrokes Scottish Premier League during the Scottish Premier League match between Celtic and Aberdeen at Celtic Park on May 13, 2018...

The Daily Record (Transfer Live blog, 7:01pm, Thursday, May 17, 2018) quotes Hartson as saying about Tierney’s future: “All this year he has been linked with big clubs. He will stay as long as he wants to still be at Celtic.

“When he is ready to make a move he will go and see the manager but that might never happen. He might play for Celtic all his life because he is an absolute Celtic fanatic.

“He is magnificent and is just one of them that the crowd has taken to. He is young, he has come through the system and he might well stay at Celtic all his life.”

Kieran Tierney of Celtic celebrates winning the league after the Scottish Premier League match between Celtic and Rangers at Celtic Park on April 29, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Could John Hartson be right?

Tierney’s progress and development over the past few seasons has been superb, and there is a very good chance that the Celtic left-back could become one of the best players in his position in the world in the coming years.

It is hard to see the 20-year-old Scotland international left-back play for Celtic for the rest of his career, but one never knows - the youngster could love the Hoops too much to leave for even the biggest clubs in the world.

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