Celtic captain says Kieran Tierney’s move to Arsenal is a fairy-tale story
Celtic captain Scott Brown has said that Kieran Tierney’s move to Arsenal can be
regarded as a fairy-tale story. The left-sided defender has been linked with
multiple Premier League clubs over the years and he eventually made the move to
the English top-flight this summer after the Gunners paid a £25m fee to land
Speaking to Sky Sports, the Hoops skipper said that the entire squad is delighted for the
Scotland international, who has decided to take the next step in his career. He
added that the 22-year-old has the opportunity to play with some of the world’s
best and the move to the Gunners can be considered as a fairy-tale story.
He said: “All the lads are delighted for him. He got a fantastic move and he's got a fantastic club as well. He loves this club so much that it was a hard thing for him to do, but he's going down to England, he's going to play against the best players week in, week out and he's going to be in Europe as well. He came through the youth, he has supported Celtic all the way through, he has not cost the club a penny and we have sold him for £25million. For me personally, it should be a fairy-tale story.”
Tierney has just returned to individual training with the Gunners following a double hernia operation over the summer and Gunners boss Unai Emery has suggested that he could make his debut next month. Still, the Spanish tactician may decide to ease the defender into the proceedings and it won’t come as a surprise, should Tierney initially feature from the substitutes’ bench. Arsenal began their season with a 1-0 win over Newcastle United on the road. They are now scheduled to face Burnley at the Emirates Stadium, where they have a wonderful record over the years.