As we head into the silly season you can bet your bottom dollar that there will be transfer stories all summer about Kieran Tierney. It’s an indication of the esteem in which the lad is held.

But £20m from Bournemouth? Give me a break. I’m not having that. I wouldn’t be entertaining that for a second.

First things first. Celtic don’t want to sell and the boy doesn’t want to go. Second of all, how high he goes is entirely up to him.

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I won’t be the first person or last to say this but Kieran is a player who has the potential to go all the way to be the very top in the game – and I mean the very top. But only if he makes that call himself.

I know how happy and how settled he is at Celtic. Who is to say that he doesn’t buck the trend and decide to be a one-man club? It’s no-one else’s decision to make other than his.

There will always be offers on the table if you are playing as well as he is. That’s good for him, it shows just how much he is progressing and the fact that so many clubs are continually keeping tabs on him will tell you the esteem with which he is held.

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He reminds me very much of a young Stewart Pearce. He has everything; pace, athleticism, strength, he can cross, he can score, he can defend. Physically he has really worked since he first broke into the Celtic team to work on his stamina and on his strength and he has got the rewards for that.

I was at the PFA dinner on Sunday evening and was asked to collect Kieran Tierney’s Young Player of the year award on his behalf and I have to say that it is a staggering feat to have won that on three successive seasons.

It is a fabulous tribute to the lad and his consistency. Similarly, Scott Brown followed in the significant steps of the great Henrik Larsson by lifting the PFA Player of the Year award for the second time. He has been head and shoulders above everyone this season and he fully deserved it.