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Neil Lennon Reacts to News of ‘Great Kid’ Kieran Tierney’s Impending Move to Arsenal

Neil Lennon Reacts to News of ‘Great Kid’ Kieran Tierney’s Impending Move to Arsenal

Celtic manager Neil Lennon has reacted to news of Kieran Tierney‘s impending move to Arsenal after a fee was reportedly agreed between the two clubs.

The North London giants have been chasing the Hoops left-back all summer, with protracted negotiations between the teams looking like a deal might not get over the line before tomorrow’s 5pm deadline for English clubs.

But, according to the BBC, Celtic and Arsenal have now agreed on a fee, thought to be in the region of £25 million, with the Hoops seemingly content with the structure of the deal.

Speaking after his side’s 1-1 draw away to Romanian side CFR Cluj in the Champions League third qualifying round, Lennon reacted to the news, saying via BBC Sportsound: “These things naturally tend to take their course.

“I’ve not had any confirmation of it.”

“If that is the case, he goes with everyone’s best wishes.

“He’s a great player and he’s been brilliant for the club.

“He’s an outstanding talent and a great kid.”

In terms of the result in Romania, Lennon added: “It’s a great result. Obviously, the away goal’s priceless.

“We looked really dangerous. They scored a great goal on the counter attack. Our reaction to the goal was superb.

“James Forrest is a big game player. He’s come up again with a really important goal.

“We’ve got home advantage now and we need to make that count. Defensively, we’re still a work in progress. We’re making steady progress.”

Celtic now have the rest of the month to potentially reinvest some of the incoming fee received for Tierney, with a new left-back a likely target, despite the arrival of Boli Bolingoli earlier this summer.

But what do you think of the news, and how will Tierney fare in English football?

Let us know in the comments section below…

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