Jose Mourinho wants to acquire the Celtic star Kieran Tierney to replace Luke Shaw after a disappointing season for the England international under the new Manchester United boss.
The Red Devils manager has been straightforward in his feedback of the Manchester United left-back despite the former Southampton man being evaluated as one of England’s brightest prospects. The 21-year-old was openly criticised by Jose Mourinho again this week after his Substitute appearance against Everton, saying his understanding of the game has not developed and this has again prompted a further question about his future at the club, just three years after joining from Southampton for £27m.
And now according to reports, Mourinho has identified Tierney as the ideal replacement of Luke Shaw and ready to sign him in the Summer.
The Portuguese is eager to offload the deadwood in the next Summer transfer window and apart from Luke Shaw, Mourinho could also offload other left-back choices like Daley Blind and Matteo Darmain. And with no other notable left back choices in the squad, a move for Tierney could actually materialise.
The youngster has been at Celtic since the age of 7 and made his first-team appearance for the club in 2015 at only 18 years old. He has shown up 18 times in the SPL in the 2016-17 season and has been a key figure in Celtic’s title charge.
Tierney has experienced a remarkable rise in the last couple of seasons, winning PFA Scotland Young Player of the Season award last year as weel as has made three appearances for the Scottish national team.Tierney has also been attracting interest from other top Premier league clubs like Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City.
The leftback is highly rated by Celtic and is reportedly valued at £10 million. However, with so many clubs linked, Celtic won’t lose Tierney without a fight this summer and could hope for a bidding war.