Kenny Miller claims Arsenal player would love to join Celtic

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Celtic have been linked with plenty of high-profile players since the return of Brendan Rodgers as manager last summer. But curiously, none of those rumoured moves have transpired so far. The club have instead stuck to making 'project' signings and in most cases, it has not worked out for them. The recruitment has been a major disappointment and led to the exit of Mark Lawwell. It remains to be seen if things change moving forward.

Perhaps the most high-profile player Celtic were linked with last summer is Kieran Tierney. On paper, it was hard to figure out how a move would take place and yet the rumours refused to go away.

Of course, Tierney finds himself at a crossroads in his career. He does not seem to have a future at Arsenal and he is currently on loan at Real Sociedad.

Tierney has done rather well when he has played. But his game time has been restricted owing to injury problems, something that he has been dealing with for years now. According to stats from Transfermarkt, he has made 22 appearances and played 1237 minutes of football this season.

Kenny Miller claims Arsenal player would love to join Celtic

Kenny Miller appears to believe that Tierney would love the idea of a return to Celtic Park. As reported by the Daily Record, the former Rangers player said:

"As for his future, if it's away from Arsenal and if he wanted to, he'd still be playing in the Premier League... I'm sure of that. That will be up to him, and whether teams will be able to get him out of his current contract.

"But as an outsider looking in, I think he would love a return to Celtic. It's just a case of how does that happen? The transfer fee is the issue there. I genuinely don't think the wages would stop it, because I think Kieran would understand the situation, and would accept that he'd have to drop his wages, probably considerably, to get that move."

It is no secret that Tierney grew up supporting Celtic and continues to follow the club even after leaving almost half-a-decade ago in a Scottish record £25 million move to Arsenal.

Now, it would be difficult to make a move happen. But at the same time, it might not be impossible, if Tierney is flexible with his contract. The thing is though, would Celtic be open to the idea of making a significant investment on a player with his injury history?