John Hartson comments on Everton’s reported 2018 interest in Kieran Tierney

Ex Celtic player John Hartson has make up applied to his face before going live on television

Everton reportedly wanted Kieran Tierney when he was at Celtic.

Kieran Tierney of Arsenal looks on as he warms up during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and AFC Bournemouth  at Emirates Stadium on October 6, 2019 in London, United Kingdom.

John Hartson has told The Daily Record that he spoke to Arsenal defender Kieran Tierney when he was linked with Everton during his time at Celtic.

Tierney joined Premier League club Arsenal from Scottish Premiership club Celtic in the summer transfer window for a fee reported by BBC Sport to be worth £25 million.

According to BBC Sport, Everton wanted to secure the services of the 22-year-old Scotland international left-back from the Hoops in the summer of 2018.


Nothing materialised, and former Celtic and Wales international striker Hartson has disclosed that he spoke to the youngster about reported interest from the Toffees.

Hartson told The Daily Record: “I spoke to him about 18 months ago about the potential Everton move.

“He was in turmoil in his head but the fact Brendan Rodgers was there and he convinced him to give Celtic another year and after that he would eventually move.”

Kieran Tierney of Arsenal during a training session at London Colney on October 05, 2019 in St Albans, England.

Succeeding in the Premier League

Tierney is one of the best and most promising young left-backs in Europe, and the Scotland international left-back does have the potential to be a star in the Premier League.

The 22-year-old has made a good start to his Arsenal career, and the defender will get better and improve in the coming months and years.

Arsenal's Kieran Tierney reacts to Standard Liege's Mergim Vojvoda after his challenge on Gabriel Martinelli during the UEFA Europa League group F match between Arsenal FC and Standard...

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