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Report: Atletico Madrid Target Celtic Star For Summer Signing

Report: Atletico Madrid Target Celtic Star For Summer Signing

Celtic and Scotland full-back Kieran Tierney's rise has seen the 20-year-old linked to various English clubs in recent weeks. However, it has now emerged Atletico Madrid are interested and planning on attending Celtic's Scottish Cup Final this weekend to follow up on the matter.

BBC Scotland are reporting that Tierney is seen as a replacement for Filipe Luis as he continues to suffer with injury problems. Tierney does have a contract until 2023 but representatives from the club are expected to travel to Scotland this weekend before finalising an offer.

Tierney was awarded the PFA Scotland Young Player of the Year award for a third season running as Brendan Rogers side strolled to yet another league title.

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For the Spanish club, their immediate concentration is on the field as Atletico are in the Europa League final tonight against Marseille. The club could have a considerable transfer budget this summer with Antoine Griezmann looking increasingly likely to join Barcelona.

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