While it’d be unfair to ignore too many players during what has been a stunning three seasons for Celtic, some have obviously played more important roles in their dominance than others. Kieran Tierney has emerged as the Hoops’ golden boy as well as one of the most promising left-backs on the continent and, elsewhere, Callum McGregor won Celtic’s official and Players’ Player of the Year awards.
Obviously, both are key in Neil Lennon’s side, but former boss Brendan Rodgers is allegedly keen on luring his former prized assets away from Paradise. Indeed, according to the Daily Record, Leicester are apparently interested in a double swoop from Celtic, targeting both Tierney and McGregor to solve different issues in their squad and, in our minds, this taking place would be a catastrophe.
Still, there might not be much need to worry.
Tierney is clearly a Celtic diehard and even committed himself “for life” at Celtic back in 2017 and, while reported interest in him naturally won’t be welcome, it’s a problem the club have had to deal with for a while now. After all, the likes of Borussia Dortmund have been previously linked, but the 22-year-old has shown no signs of wanting to depart.
McGregor is another who has been crucial to the club’s success and the Scotland midfielder has previously spoken of his desire to remain a one-club man. So, alongside Tierney, these are two players who have bought into what it means to play for the club and have done little to suggest they’d want to leave.
Now, things can obviously change and the saga that saw Rodgers leave Parkhead for the East Midlands himself shows loyalty can disappear in an instant but there doesn’t appear to be much too much of a worry right now. Yes, football is littered with tales of players moving on for a bigger salary elsewhere but the two players in question do quite obviously have a connection to the Bhoys.
Considering their importance to the cause and the kind of comments they’ve made in regards to their futures thus far, it certainly wouldn’t be an easy task prying them away just yet. If the reports are correct, Rodgers might be barking up the wrong tree.
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