Kieran Tierney flattered by talk of Chelsea and Bayern Munich interest

Celtic defender Kieran Tierney is out for two months with ankle ligament damage
Image: Tierney celebrates his goal in the 3-3 Champions League draw with Man City

Kieran Tierney has admitted he is flattered by talk of interest from Bayern Munich and Chelsea - but insists he is living the dream with Celtic.

The 19-year-old left-back was given his first-team debut by Ronny Deila in April 2015 but has come of age at Celtic under Brendan Rodgers, making his mark against some of Europe's top strikers in the Champions League.
 
Tierney, who made his Scotland debut in March 2016, told the Daily Record: "Obviously when you are younger some people dream about playing in the Premier League but I dreamt about playing for Celtic. It was always a Celtic strip I wore.

Celtic defender Kieran Tierney training with Scoitland
Image: Tierney made his Scotland debut in a friendly against Denmark in 2016

"It's flattering hearing clubs like Bayern and Chelsea mentioned. They are some of the best teams in the world but if you are a youngster playing first-team games every week for Celtic and doing well, you will get noticed by teams in Europe."

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Despite being given his chance by Deila, Tierney insists Rodgers has been a massive influence on his development.

He said: "He has improved me. My attacking game for a start - I've been more forward this season, my dribbling as well.

James Tavernier and Kieran Tierney in action during the Betfred Cup Semi Final
Image: James Tavernier and Tierney in action during the Betfred Cup semi final earlier this season

"The manager is first here in the morning and last away at night. He puts in so much to set things up for us. He deserves a lot of credit."

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Tierney has been out since October with ankle ligament damage but hopes to be back in action after the winter break. 

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