Kieran Tierney publicly opens door to Celtic return

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Kieran Tierney is one of the best players ever to come out of the Celtic academy. The left-back came through the ranks at Parkhead and established himself as a key first-team player for the Hoops. Many fans had expected him to spend the majority, if not all, of his career in Glasgow, similar to Callum McGregor and James Forrest. Unfortunately, that was not to be the case, as he left for Arsenal in a Scottish record £25 million move in 2019.

Tierney has had an up-and-down time at Arsenal. Once considered a future captain of the club, he ended up losing his place in Mikel Arteta's first-team plans and currently is out on loan at Real Sociedad.

Interestingly, it has never felt like Tierney's Celtic chapter is over. Even though it has almost been half-a-decade since he has left, he continues to be linked with a return to Parkhead constantly, and even more so since Brendan Rodgers returned to the club.

Now, Tierney has publicly opened the door to a possible return in the future. As reported by GIVEMESPORT, he said about the matter while speaking to talkSPORT:

""Who knows. You never know in football, it's a connection that I will always have and it's somewhere I will imagine I will always be linked with if I were to move from any club. So, you never know.""

Tierney publicly opens door to Celtic return

It remains to be seen whether a return to Celtic Park ever transpires for Tierney or not. It will certainly be a difficult move to engineer at this point in time.

Not only will Tierney have to take a reduction in salary but Celtic will need to find a way to match whatever transfer fee it is that Arsenal would want for the Scottish international. Easier said than done.

But perhaps a return does not feel like an impossible prospect a few years down the line. Tierney is still just 26 and should not have a tough time finding a club in the Big Five European leagues, if he does end up leaving Arsenal in the summer or beyond.