KT injury ends talk of a Celtic transfer but loan move not out of the question

Kieran Tierney has unfortunately had to withdraw from the Scotland Euro 2024 squad due to an injury he picked up in Wednesday night’s draw with Switzerland.

Kieran is a superb player and a vital part of Steve Clarke’s squad, so his absence is a major blow in our quest to qualify for the last 16.

KT’s bad fortune will undoubtedly also put paid to any proposed return to Celtic. Whether it was all just mere speculation or not, I doubt we will hear of any such rumour in the near future. Although I could be wrong, but I seriously doubt it.

It’s not just this injury, but a collection of injury’s that the left back has accumulated in his career to date. Kieran Tierney does seem to be ‘injury prone’ which is a shame as he’s a superb athlete who is always putting in extra effort.

Some players just seem to have no luck with injuries and KT seems to be one of them. He’s now 27 and not getting any younger so I can’t see his body changing any time soon.

With a reputed price tag of £10 million and the salary that comes with that, there is no way the club will sanction such a deal, especially on a player so prone to injury problems, and one who is approaching his late twenties.

Hopefully KT fights back to fitness and finds himself a top club, unfortunately that is now unlikely to be at Celtic.

New Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers attends a press conference at Celtic Park on June 23, 2023. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

The one caveat though would be if he is unable to secure a transfer and Arsenal look at a loan deal. Brendan Rodgers might be tempted in risking the Celtic share of KT’s wages on a loan deal for a season. If he can keep KT fit then it would be money well spent.

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  1. Nothing is going to happen until arsenal assess the extent of his injury and just how long he is going to be unavailable to play?
    There is still 10M for Arsenal to have to take into consideration, so big money lost for them with the KT injury setback?
    Could be possibly January now before the KT situation can be raised again, especially as no-one is going to be to interested in paying out such a fee for an injured player imo?
    Hopefully this injury isn’t as bad as feared for KT, but certainly didn’t look to great for him?
    Regardless, I don’t believe that we are in a position to be playing guessing games over the situation, especially when our LB position needs to be addressed?
    We might have cover potentially with Taylor, monty and frame, but we would still be hoping for better quality for CL and the bigger SPFL games imo?
    Tierney as a loan option could have meant that we could possibly manage his game time, as Tierney injury woes seems to stem from the recovery time he suffers from between games, a modern day type of Paul mcgrath player.
    As much as it’s a big risk to be taken on such a type of injury prone player, we still remain as a possible option for such a player as KT, but next season might be a more realistic option now imo?
    So should we be looking at buying or loaning in another LB now?
    My preference would be to buy and secure the position now, and have ourselves covered with Taylor and Monty, and frame coming through also imo?
    Of course that potential plan could well change, depending upon Taylor decision regarding a new contract, and if the KT injury isn’t as bad as expected also?

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