Pundit reckons Tierney will ‘want’ to move back to Celtic

Pundit, Peter Grant, reckons that Kieran Tierney will likely ‘want’ a move back to Paradise providing the opportunity presents itself.

Kieran Tierney’s time at Arsenal has been tough, with unfortunate injuries and squad selections limiting his game time. So, the former Celtic full-back has been reviewing his options for a possible move away from the London Giants. Peter Grant has voiced his opinion on GO Radio that if the opportunity were there, Kieran would not only be open to a move back to Celtic but actually actively ‘want’ it.

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)

Although one of the main, if not the only positive of remaining at Arsenal, Grant also thinks the financial side of things is not a priority for Tierney. He suggests that KT has already made enough money down in England, so would be willing to take a mild pay cut to return to Glasgow. He also references the relationship that KT enjoyed with Brendan Rodgers, and how that may also influence Tierney’s decision to potentially move back. He said…

“You see the way he plays and he gives 100 per cent all the time. It would be good for Celtic if someone like that becomes available, and the fans would be delighted to see him back in the door.

“Greg Taylor has been outstanding, but it means Kieran can play elsewhere. Brendan is maybe looking at that because he talked about that when they attack wanting three at the back sort of thing, so there are different things you look at tactically. Brendan is maybe looking at if Kieran and Greg could play together.

26th November 2017, Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland; Scottish League Cup Final, Motherwell versus Celtic; Kieran Tierney with supporters group Green Brigade

“To go to London now at £100k you are probably just coming out of the reserves. I know it sounds crazy, but it’s a fact. If you are looking at Jota he is on £30-40k and then all of a sudden it goes up to £200k. There is a difference.

“It’s still a healthy wage bracket, but I think Kieran will have enough money. You always like to look after yourself and your family because you are retired for a long time as a footballer. I look at Kieran Tierney and I think it will be a football decision and not a financial decision. That is the hope that you have. He’s the type of player that would want to come back to Celtic.”

With other clubs in the English Premier League interested in securing Tierney’s services, such as Newcastle and Aston Villa, it may not be the right time for KT to make his return to Scotland. However, he would be very, very welcome if he chooses to return to Paradise and reunite with Brendan Rodgers.

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