Arsenal are among a few interested clubs who are monitoring Kieran Tierney’s progress at Celtic and have been for some time now.

The talented 19-year-old, who won the club’s Young Player of the Year award this season, has attracted interest with his consistent displays at full-back in recent months.

Tierney has established himself as Celtic’s first-choice left-back and despite rupturing his cruciate ligament at the end of October, made a full recovery and returned in January this year. Two goals and 12 assists in 37 appearances this term is an impressive tally from an attack-minded fullback who doesn’t abandon his defensive duties either.

Tierney in action for Celtic this season
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND – APRIL 23: Kieran Tierney of Celtic and James Tavernier of Rangers compete for the ball during the Scottish Cup Semi-Final match between Celtic and Rangers at Hampden Park on April 23, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

His current contract runs until the summer of 2021 and with interested suitors in the Premier League, it’s clear that Celtic will want as much money as possible for their gifted youngster if they can’t hold on to him. Tierney, for his part, wants to stay.

“It’s flattering. I don’t bother about it too much,” he told Sky Sports.

“My pals text me but I think it would play more in your head if you weren’t happy at a club.

“I’m really happy at Celtic, which is good.”

Having made his senior Scotland debut in March last year under Gordon Strachan, many have tipped him for greatness among Europe’s elite and Arsenal’s interest has prompted a £15m price-tag on his head.

Rafa Benitez has sent scouts to watch him play recently and wants to recruit a number of good players this summer, ensuring they maintain their Premier League status after returning to the top flight for next season.

Manchester United are also eager for long-term quality at left-back with Luke Shaw’s future still up in the air whilst Chelsea are also reportedly interested.