Neil Lennon has called Kieran Tierney an ‘outstanding talent’ and ‘great kid’ as the player gets ready to swap Glasgow for London.
Arsenal and Celtic have finally come to an agreement for the transfer of Kieran Tierney. Speaking to the media on Wednesday night, Lennon said he didn’t know if a deal had been agreed but that he hoped to get the money Arsenal would pay to spend on reinforcing his squad.
In short, he knows, he just can’t say he knows.
“I don’t, no,” Lennon replied when asked if he knew about a deal being completed.
“As I’ve said over the last few days it wouldn’t surprise me. These things tend to naturally take their course. We’ll have to wait. I’ve not had any confirmation of that at all.”
He was then asked if he would be reinvesting the money from the sale and he replied, “I hope so.
“There’s a few areas that we’d like to improve on yes.
“If it is the case, he goes with everyone’s best wishes. He’s a superb player and he’ll be a big loss to us.
“It shows the work that people have done at the club whether it be Brendan, Ronny or the Academy to produce such a great talent.”
The 22-year-old is currently sidelined as he recovers from a double-hernia operation back in May.
There had been some press reports that he had suffered a setback in his recovery that would keep him out for up to two months but Lennon rubbished those reports and said he should be back in training in 1-2 weeks.