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Rodgers Admits Celtic Face Big Decision As Tierney Linked With Premier League Move

Rodgers Admits Celtic Face Big Decision As Tierney Linked With Premier League Move

Brendan Rodgers has admitted Celtic may soon have a decision to make on the future of exciting prospect Kieran Tierney.

Premier League club Everton have been linked with a move for the youngster now that new manager Marco Silva is in place. Their current left-back, Leighton Baines, turns 34 this year and reports emerged earlier in the week that Tierney was his primary target.

Speaking to the Daily Record, Rodgers admitted that if a large bid was to come in then the club could be tempted.

It will be down to the club in the end. If an astronomical fee comes in for a player and he has wages to match that, the transfer window can dictate he may have to go. Of course, we would love and we want to keep our players. Ideally, they wouldn’t go but I can never say realistically that everyone will definitely stay because the club may get an offer they can’t refuse.

He can only wait and, if at some point something concrete comes in, then he may along with the club have a decision to make and that’s what it’ll be. I’ll always give him advice but ultimately it’ll then be down to him and the club.

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Everton are said to be preparing a £25million-plus bid. Tierney did start today's pre-season friendly against Bohemians 1 1905 as Celtic continue to prepare for Champions League qualification.

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