Having been impressed by his performances since breaking through at Parkhead last term, Celtic rewarded 20-year-old left-back Kieran Tierney with a 6-year deal days ago.
To justify why he deserved the new contract, the Scotland internationalist put in a great display against Bayern Munich during Tuesday’s Champions League clash.
Tierney managed to keep Dutch winger Arjen Robben in check for a larger period of the encounter, leading former Hoops striker Chris Sutton to claim the club are in line for a massive paycheck once they decide to cash in on their star.
While details of the youngster’s new deal are yet to be revealed, the BT Sport pundit reckons his buyout clause should be worth at least £30million.
Sutton said of Tierney: “He’s the best British-born full-back in Britain for me. He’s 20-years-old, you look at the likes of Kyle Walker, 28, Ryan Bertrand, 28, Danny Rose – good players.
“But that boy is going places. And Celtic have done the right thing, they’ve put him on a six-year contract and I’d love to know what the trigger clause it. It has to be £30million-plus at least. It does!”
The Celtic academy graduate had Premier League scouts from 17 different clubs watching him during the 2-1 loss to the Germans, and it’s expected that bids will come in en masse for his signature come January and next summer.
Parting with more than £30million for such talented youngster is the least problem of English topflight big sides, and it’s almost impossible to see Celtic holding on to Tierney beyond the end of the current campaign.