Man Utd and Everton target 100% focused on Celtic as he dismisses ‘crazy money’ in England

Kieran Tierney is happy to have shunned the “crazy” money on offer at the likes of Manchester United and Everton in order to remain at SPL champions Celtic.

The 21-year-old has registered on the transfer radar of Premier League clubs for some time now, with a breakthrough at Parkhead having been made at the age of 17.

He is now an established starter for Celtic and Scotland, with his efforts having sparked talk of a potential £20 million-plus moves to the English top-flight.

Tierney, who grew up supporting Celtic, has ignored interest being shown in his services. He would prefer to commit to a new contract in Glasgow.

Speaking to the Daily Record, he said: “There was obviously a lot of talk at the start of the transfer window during pre-season, more than before, but for me it’s just about switching off and focusing on Celtic.

“For me, it’s about focusing 100 per cent on Celtic. I know I give 100 per cent every single day.

“The money being spoken about and what you can earn in England is life-changing. It’s crazy, isn’t it? Absolutely crazy.

“However, the money I am on, for someone at my age, is more than I ever thought I’d earn.

“My life has changed because of Celtic. I have them to thank for everything. I have given them everything, really all my life, and it’s paid off so far. I have enjoyed it.

“At the start of pre-season, that was when people were coming up and asking me what was going to happen. It has died down, nobody is talking about it so much now.

“But if a supporter asks me it doesn’t bother me. I’ll tell them the truth.

“And that is I’m 100% committed to Celtic. That’s how it stands.”

Tierney has been heavily reported as a potential solution to fix Manchester United’s problematic left-back situation, though he is showing no signs whatsoever that he is ready to leave Celtic.

Luke Shaw is currently trying to jump ahead of Ashley Young in the left-back pecking order, but his performances must improve drastically if he has hopes of being a starting full-back at Old Trafford for years to come.

The club considered making a move for Juventus left-back Alex Sandro this summer before Jose Mourinho decided to prioritise a centre-half, which executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward failed to deliver.

For now, at least, we’ve just got to make the most of what we have.

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