Juventus join the race to sign Kieran Tierney

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Juventus have expressed their interest in Celtic youngster Keiran Tierney.

Tierney has been linked with a move to several of Europe’s top clubs, including Manchester United and Atletico Madrid. Juventus have now also shown an interest in signing the 21-year-old.

It is believed that Juventus – who recently completed the signing of Cristiano Ronaldo – see Tierney as a potential replacement for Alex Sandro who is being targeted by Manchester United.

Brendan Rodgers is refusing to let the Scotland international go for less than £30 million.

Everton initially showed an interest in signing the defender, but pulled the plug on the deal, deciding to look elsewhere for a left back.

Italian scout, Nicola Ligluori, recommended the Celtic star to Juventus after watching him a number of times at club and international level.

“I first saw Tierney in an Old Firm game in September 2016; a match of monstrous intensity with seven bookings and a red card.

“In the middle of the battle there was a young boy, aged 19, who possessed a Latin technique that set him apart from the rest.

“This game alerted me to Tierney, who I then watched six to seven times in the Scottish Premiership, Champions League and the national team.”

Tierney has made over 115 appearances for Celtic and has nine caps for Scotland. Celtic boss, Brendan Rodgers, has backed the youngster to be the captain of Scotland one day.

Tierney is undoubtedly a fan favourite at Celtic Park and it comes as no surprise that some of Europe’s elite clubs are considering a move for the Isle of Man born full back.

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