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Celtic let off over Kieran Tierney as well as Brendan Rodgers

Kieran Tierney of Celtic arrives at the stadium prior to the UEFA Europa League Group B match between Celtic and Rosenborg at Celtic Park on September 20, 2018 in Glasgow, United Kingdom.

Celtic battled off interest in Brendan Rodgers from Aston Villa.

Brendan Rodgers, Manager of Celtic looks on during the Scottish Premier League match between Celtic and Rangers at Celtic Park Stadium on September 2, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Celtic are desperate to keep hold of manager Brendan Rodgers.

Rodgers recently attracted interest from Aston Villa, with The Mail claiming he was under strong consideration from the Championship side before they appointed Dean Smith.


The Northern Irishman has won six domestic trophies in two seasons at Celtic and is tipped to add more silverware this year despite an unusually rocky start to the campaign.


Celtic want to keep him put, and the future of star man Kieran Tierney could also depend on how long he stays at Celtic.

Tierney is Celtic's prize asset. A homegrown talent, Celtic fan, and Scotland international.

Brendan Rodgers and Kieran Tierney of Celtic are seen during the UEFA Champions League Qualifier between Celtic and Alashkert FC  at Celtic Park on July 18, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Already at 21 he has won everything there is to win at Celtic domestically, and has attracted attention from Everton, Tottenham and Manchester United.

The Times reported earlier this summer that Tierney is valued at around £25 million.

Brendan Rodgers has been crucial to Tierney's development, and right now, the left-back is perfectly happy to stay put at Celtic.

If Rodgers leaves, Tierney could consider moving on too.

It wasn't Aston Villa this time around, but sooner or later, Rodgers will be linked with another role in England.

Celtic can't afford to let him leave, as it could signal the break up of this successful side.

No departure would hurt more than Tierney's. 

Kieran Tierney of Scotland during the International Friendly match between Scotland and Belgium on September 7, 2018 in Glasgow, United Kingdom.

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