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Italian Scout Recommends Celtic’s Kieran Tierney to Juventus

Italian Scout Recommends Celtic’s Kieran Tierney to Juventus

Celtic left-back Kieran Tierney has been recommended to Juventus by an experienced Italian football scout in the country’s media today.

The Scotland defender has been a revelation for the last two seasons under Brendan Rodgers, and has played a crucial role in the Hoops claiming a domestic treble last season, as well as leading them to the verge of repeating the feat this season.

Tierney has been linked most recently with a move to Manchester United in the summer, despite signing a new six-year contract with Celtic earlier this year, but it turns out Serie A champions Juve could be in the frame too.

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Nicola Liguori has scouted for some of the biggest teams in Italy, as well as the national side, and he currently writes a weekly article on some of the continent’s most up-and-coming stars for Turin newspaper Tuttosport.

In his latest report, Ligouri has suggested Tierney could be a perfect signing for The Old Lady this summer, with the Serie A champions still looking to find a long-term replacement for Patrice Evra.

He writes: “I saw (Kieran Tierney) for the first time in September 2016 in an Old Firm derby between Celtic and Rangers.

“A match of monstrous intensity with seven bookings and a red card.

“This match gave me a light on Tierney, which I then viewed 6-7 times between the Championship (Premiership), Champions League and the national team.

“In some ways it recalls the Evra of the early years at Manchester United.

“He is a boy of great temperament, very Scottish.

“We are talking about a 20-year-old boy who has 29 assists in the last three seasons.

“In the current season, despite a problem with his calf he has nine assists.

“For Tierney, the most logical leap in quality would be landing a Premier League club in England.

“In England it would be easier for a question of language and similar habits.

“The ideal route for him would be the one that Alex Sandro did at Juve when he alternated with Evra.

“Spend the first year ‘behind’ an expert player and then a gradual explosion.”

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