Man Utd Ready To Launch Swoop For £20m Star As Mourinho Plots Summer Overhaul
Manchester United are eyeing a swoop for Celtic left-back Kieran Tierney as Jose Mourinho prepares to overhaul his defence this summer
The transfer window is closed but managers are working hard on their plans for the summer so we’ll bring you all the latest gossip from around the globe. Today, Man Utd are linked with Kieran Tierney…
Manchester United are eyeing a swoop for Celtic left-back Kieran Tierney as Jose Mourinho prepares to overhaul his defence this summer, according to a report in the Mirror.
Mourinho knows he needs to revamp his squad if United are to compete for major honours next season and while he’s expected to sign a centre-back and right-back this summer, left-back has been a problem area ever since the ‘Special One’ arrived at Old Trafford in 2016.
Luke Shaw is being tipped to leave after a reported bust-up with Mourinho and 32-year-old Ashley Young has been the first choice left-back for most of this season so a long-term solution is needed.
Several names have been linked with a move to United in recent months but the Mirror are citing a report from the Daily Record that claims Tierney has now emerged as a prime target.
The 20-year-old has been with Celtic his entire career having joined the clubs youth system as a child and he’s been hugely impressive since breaking in to the first team set-up in 2015.
Tierney is now an integral part of Brendan Rodgers’ starting eleven having been virtually ever-present this season and he’s also captained Scotland at international level despite his tender age.
The youngster signed a new six-year contract at Celtic Park in October so the Hoops are under no pressure to sell on the cheap and the Mirror claim it will take an offer of at least £20m to persuade them to cash in.
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That sort of money shouldn’t discourage a club with the financial resources that are available at United so we could see the Red Devils test Celtic’s resolve over the coming months.
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