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Liverpool Defender Denies "Rubbish" Claim He Told Kieran Tierney To Leave Celtic

Liverpool Defender Denies "Rubbish" Claim He Told Kieran Tierney To Leave Celtic

Scotland captain Andrew Robertson claims that reports he advised Kieran Tierney to leave Celtic for Arsenal are a "lot of rubbish".

The 22-year-old has been linked with a move to the Premier League this summer and Arsenal are believed to be top of the queue to secure his services ahead of next season.

Celtic have reportedly rejected a bid worth £15m from the Gunners as they hold out for something in the region of £25m for their star left-back, according to reports.

Tierney has not yet tipped his hand over whether or not he wants a move but transfer consultant Ian McGarry claimed that a conversation with his international captain has convinced him he must leave the Scottish champions after helping them to secure an historic third domestic treble in a row.

Speaking about the defender's potential move to the Emirates Stadium on the Transfer Window podcast, McGarry said:

"The second thing that has changed for Kieran Tierney is speaking to his international team-mate Andy Robertson.

"Having won the Champions League at the end of last season, he's told Tierney 'look, don't default your career for the sake of staying at the club you support'."

But Robertson dismissed the claim on Twitter, calling it a "lot of rubbish" as he quote-tweeted a report of McGarry's quotes.

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Meanwhile, Everton and Scotland striker James McFadden believes that Arsenal's opening bid of £15m falls well short of what Celtic would want for Tierney, telling the BBC:

"I don't think that will be even close to tempting Celtic into selling.

"You only need to look at his rival in the Scotland side, Andy Robertson, to say that there's not much to pick between them and for me they are as good as each other. So that would tell you Celtic would be looking for far more if they want to sell him.

"I imagine at some point it would be good to see him test himself somewhere else but I don't think that point is right now."

Read More: Kieran Tierney Warned Over Arsenal Move By Celtic And Ireland Legend

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