Newcastle Keen On Scottish International Left-Back


The Star is reporting today that Newcastle are keen on signing 19 year-old Kieran Tierney from Celtic in the summer transfer window.

Kieran is a left back and that’s a position we need to get somebody in who can challenge local lad Paul Dummett for the starting position.

Paul has started 55 games at left-back this season and has been the regular starter and also made one sub appearance.

Both Massadio Haidara and Achraf Lazaar haven’t been able to challenge Paul for the starting position and both could leave the club this summer, although Rafa may see Lazaar as a left winger or left wing-back next season.

Kieran has played for two full seasons at left back for the Celtic first team and he’s made 71 appearances with 3 goals in that time.

Kieran Tierney – Celtic’s 19 year-old left back

He already has gained 3 full caps for Scotland and made his debut last year on 10th March for a friendly against Denmark and he played for the first half of that match, which Scotland won 1–0 at Hampden Park.

The report is that Newcastle scouts have been watching the lad regularly this season and have been at a number of Celtic games.

From what we can tell this teenager would be a very good signing for us but no news on the possible fee.

Rafa wants to bring in up to eight players who can immediately challenge for first team places at Newcastle next season in the Premier League.

Liverpool and Arsenal are also reported to be interested in the 19-year-old and he is the type of good young player who Rafa Benitez will want to bring to Newcastle and develop for the Newcastle first team in the future.

Kieran was born in Douglas on the Isle of Man and moved to Wishaw in Scotland before he was a year old and he signed for Celtic when he was just 7 years old.

He made his senior debut for the club just over two years ago when he was 17 in April 2015 when he came on as an 81st minute substitute in a Scottish Premiership match against Dundee.

What do you think?

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25 comments so far

  • G

    May 5, 2017 at 7:52 AM

    Comment #1

    Always hard to judge a player plying his craft in Scotland, as the standard of football is quite often pretty poor in the SPL. He looks like a good player in the making though, and his age is about right for him still to develop. Wonder what sort of fee we could be looking at?

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  • expatmag

    May 5, 2017 at 7:56 AM

    Comment #2

    Lads, lads…..can someone there save me.

    As you may or may not know, I live in Oz, Melbourne to be precise and have done for 40 years. It is a fantastic way of life here but a najor threat to our very happiness, our very existence is looming on the horizon.

    What might it be, you may ask???????

    Js it a major 10.0 on the richter scsle earthquake?
    The threat of a nuclear attack by one hung low in north korea?
    No…friends….it is nothing to trivial

    ALAN PARDEW IS FAVOURITE FOR THE MELBOURNE CITY JOB.

    SAVE me guys

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  • Jail for Ashley

    May 5, 2017 at 7:57 AM

    Comment #3

    expat,
    Surely not, how much would they be offering him.

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  • toontaff2

    May 5, 2017 at 7:58 AM

    Comment #4

    He can come in and learn from the maestro – no, not RAFA, Taffy Dummett!

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  • WWSBRD

    May 5, 2017 at 8:02 AM

    Comment #5

    Pardew down under? Id watch that show

    On this lad he’d be a good buy Scottish football is crap but he looks a player maybe ‘Scottish’ Ritchie could have a word and get him interested. Fee would be the trouble considering the interest in him but Celtic cant afford to turn solid bids down probably in the 10-15mill range?

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  • toontaff2

    May 5, 2017 at 8:02 AM

    Comment #6
  • expatmag

    May 5, 2017 at 8:02 AM

    Comment #7

    JFA

    Apparently, ge was offered the Newcastle job here at a million a year and thankfully knocked it back.

    Melbourne City are owned by Manchester City so they will offer more. Apparently Roy Keane and Alan Curbishley are mentioned too. It is all based on the recommendations of Roy Hodgson

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  • hibbit

    May 5, 2017 at 8:03 AM

    Comment #8

    think that’s a great plan Pardue in OZ
    about as far away from us as possible

    sorry expat but we done our time !!!

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  • toon kk

    May 5, 2017 at 8:05 AM

    Comment #9

    expatmag
    Look on the bright side if Pards does work in oz at least he’s as far away from Newcastle as possible!!!!!!! ?

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  • toontaff2

    May 5, 2017 at 8:07 AM

    Comment #11

    Alan Pardew
    Roy Keane
    Alan Curbishley
    Glen Hoddle
    @Arry Redcrapp
    Schtevee

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  • Sazzer

    May 5, 2017 at 8:08 AM

    Comment #12

    I think it was 108 points, Gayle top scorer and Ritchie best player for me.

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  • expatmag

    May 5, 2017 at 8:08 AM

    Comment #13

    GUYS

    This is not the answer I was looking for

    Can we not issue him with a visa due to the crime of impersonating a football manager?

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  • G

    May 5, 2017 at 8:08 AM

    Comment #14

    Expat, isn’t pretty much everything that moves in Oz pretty much deadly? Might be worth putting a few quid on Pardew in this years dead pool?

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  • AncientC

    May 5, 2017 at 8:09 AM

    Comment #15

    Sparky from previous thread: It’s Martoon that recorded the preseason predictions.

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  • expatmag

    May 5, 2017 at 8:09 AM

    Comment #16

    The missus has just put me on suicide watch

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  • sparky55

    May 5, 2017 at 8:11 AM

    Comment #17

    Martoon…where are you…who’s the runners and riders 🙂

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  • Jail for Ashley

    May 5, 2017 at 8:11 AM

    Comment #18

    expat,
    Have Darwin not got a soccer team he could wilt away up there managing.

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  • expatmag

    May 5, 2017 at 8:13 AM

    Comment #19

    G

    Dont believe everything you read mate. Just because our nan eating sharks and crocs, poisonous snakes and jellyfish and humongous sized tarantulas that lift you up are native to us, we dont need the deadliest of them all…….Pardew

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  • sparky55

    May 5, 2017 at 8:15 AM

    Comment #20

    Pardew going to the land of expatriated dodgy geezers…no doubt he’ll do very well over there so long as he keeps out the casinos

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  • expatmag

    May 5, 2017 at 8:15 AM

    Comment #21

    JFA

    Hmmmmm……we could always make one up. Tell him his pal Jose us the owner and wants him up there. When he arrives, we can direct him to the nearest croc farm

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  • expatmag

    May 5, 2017 at 8:16 AM

    Comment #22

    SPARKY

    I take exception to that comment……more a wheezer than a geezer these days……lol

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  • lochinvar

    May 5, 2017 at 8:26 AM

    Comment #23

    Expatmag
    That will make Pardew an expat as well so you can look forward to a beer together in the expat club, cozy !
    Rumour here is that he wants John Carver as his number two and that Denis Wise as Director of Football.
    So much to look forward to

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  • sparky55

    May 5, 2017 at 8:51 AM

    Comment #24

    Expat…good you can keep your sense go humour under the circumstances 🙂 🙂

    Question is…will you go watch him just for a laf and to remind yourself of days gone by and what we’re not missing now we have Rafa!

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  • martoon

    May 5, 2017 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #25

    Due to bad planning I am on my holidays out the country so results will be delayed!

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