Kieran Tierney willing to take significant pay cut to make Celtic return, says report

Kieran Tierney is reportedly willing to take a significant pay cut in order to make a return to Celtic. The Scotland Internationalist is set to leave Arsenal this summer and a fairytale return to the Scottish Champions has been touted, along with a suggested move to Newcastle United.

According to The Mirror via Record Sport, Tierney is open to a move to work under Brendan Rodgers at his boyhood club. The 26-year-old is reportedly on £110k-per-week, significantly higher than Celtic’s highest wage earner, Callum McGregor.

Although, the draw of an emotional return as well as the prospect of working under Rodgers again could open the door to a move.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND – OCTOBER 30: Kieran Tierney of Celtic and Brendan Rodgers manager of Celtic share a joke as they walk out prior to the Celtic Training Session prior to the Group B UEFA Champions League match between Celtic and Bayern Muenchen on October 30, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Newcastle has emerged as a potential escape from The Emirates, where Mikel Arteta has taken a view on Tierney’s usefulness moving forward. A move to St James’ Park would likely make more sense given his financial package available currently at Arsenal. Newcastle are a promising and exciting team in the English game and that may sway KT, who has already won the catalogue of domestic honours in Scotland but has just a single FA Cup Winners Medal to his name.

Tierney would certainly be open to the move and you would expect if Arsenal sanction a move, they’d prefer a loan move to Celtic rather than Newcastle, owing to their direct competition with Eddie Howe’s team. It is certainly one to watch but the likelihood is that KT is a ‘pie in the sky’ type deal.

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