Stoke City midfielder Charlie Adam believes Celtic leftback Kieran Tierney has the ability to play for a top club like Chelsea. Adam believes the 20-year-old is the best Scottish player at the moment.
“Tierney is Scotland’s best player now – he is different to anything else we have got,” Adam told the Daily Record.
“After I’d watched Tierney a couple of times I spoke to the people at Stoke about going for him. But unfortunately the figures being mentioned are too big – even for a club like us.
“If you’re talking between £20-25m for a left-back, that’s a lot of money. But I hear people from English clubs talking about him.
“He is the next one who could go to a Premier League club and play regularly.
“He could play for a Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal or Manchester United without a doubt.
“His hunger, desire and quality make him the best we have produced for years.
“Brendan Rodgers has done a great job with him at Celtic and the fact he loves the club is a bonus.
“But there will be a time when he takes a chance and wants to go and try the Premier League.
“He could be playing in the Champions League for one of the top clubs and he’s good enough to do it.
“He’s a top player and it won’t be long before he’s down here.”