Man Utd consider move for Celtic left-back – report

Date published: Friday 5th January 2018 10:49

Manchester United are back on the trail of Celtic left-back Kieran Tierney, according to a report.

Jose Mourinho is said to be keen to strengthen his rearguard with the recruitment this month of a left-sided defender, with Danny Rose being strongly linked.

Tottenham, however, would demand a fee in the region of £50million for the England international, which is likely to see United turn to other options.

Fulham’s Ryan Sessegnon is said to be one of those alternatives, but United would face competition form Spurs and Real Madrid for the 17-year-old.

Juventus star Alex Sandro has also been considered, but he would cost an amount similar to what Spurs want for Rose, so the Daily Record says United are looking again at Tierney.

The Celtic defender is only 20, and though Mourinho is said to prefer a more experienced option, United have been tracking the Scotland international for some time.

The Red Devils may have a hard task to convince Tierney to move, with the Celtic academy graduate having said he is willing to spend the rest of his career with his boyhood club and he will not push to leave.

Tierney is under contract at Celtic until 2023 and was this week pictured on holiday in Tenerife wearing a Celtic retro jersey.

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