New Arsenal signing Kieran Tierney joined from Celtic over the summer, leaving the club he’d been with almost his entire life.
Tierney first signed for Celtic when he was seven years old, back in 2005, and he spent the next 14 years with the Scottish club. He broke into the senior side in 2015, making over 100 appearances and winning eight trophies before departing for Arsenal.
The left-back also won three PFA Scotland Young Player of the Year awards, among other accolades during his time in Scotland.
Before all that though, his talent was noted by Celtic legend Shunsuke Nakamura, who gifted a young Tierney his boots in 2006.
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Tierney shone at every level during his development with Celtic, catching the eye constantly. Eight years after his meeting with Nakamura, he scored one of the longest-distance goals you’ll probably ever see from a defender in another youth game.
Once the left-back is fit again, he’ll next have the chance to make an impact in the Premier League. With any luck, he’ll find just as many ways to make an impression at the Emirates Stadium as he did in 14 years with Celtic.