CRAIG Gordon has warned Celtic’s young prize assets that they will struggle to find a better club even if they could make a fortune playing in England.

Bournemouth have been linked with a January move for Callum McGregor, while Kieran Tierney has a well known long list of admirers down south.

A bid for both is inevitable, Arsenal tried to buy Tierney in 2016 for £10m, but Gordon believes this ‘special’ Celtic team is unique and that all the money in the world won't compensate anyone leaving the double treble winners.

Gordon said: "This is a great place to be. We are playing some great football and the enjoyment factor of where we are, how we are playing and the group we have, you cannot easily dismiss that and look elsewhere.

"I have been lucky enough to play in the English Premier League (at Sunderland) and be part of different clubs and different dressing rooms - and now to be part of something as special as this, you do not get it very often.

"I do not think anybody has ever been in a hurry to leave. There are so many different things that can happen in a career, but for us to be in this moment here, and part of this club at this special time there will not be much better out there in terms of how good this feel. How much money could compensate for that? I would suggest it has to be an awful lot.

"For me personally it is the place to be at the moment. It is a great club doing great things and playing so well."

Gordon couldn't put a price tag on the 25-year-old McGregor who is playing the best football of his life.

The midfielder's performances are certain to attract attention but any suitor would have to break the Scottish transfer record to have any chance of landing him.

Gordon said: "For what Callum has already achieved and the talent he has he has shown he can perform at the top level against some of the best teams in Europe, a club would not be taking a gamble.

"He is a player everyone knows is capable of playing at that level.

"You can see the ones who have gone from Celtic into the Premier League in recent years have gone on to do really well. I have no doubt that Callum is in that bracket in terms of quality. He could play for a number of teams all across Europe.

"Certainly, in terms of goals and how important he is to this team, it would be very difficult to put a price on it. It would have to be a very big price for someone to come in and prise him away because of the importance he has to the team."

Gordon had the chance 18 months ago of moving to Chelsea but chose to stay at a club where he is happy and winning trophies.

He said: "It is that good an atmosphere here. It is very difficult to find that I am coming towards the end and have found something for me that’s fantastic at this moment in time.

"Callum is much younger and still has a lot of his career ahead of him. For everyone here at Celtic to be involved at this time it is a great place to be – and that’s the reason there’s not been a clamour to leave.

"He has to make his way in the world – it is great for him personally to be linked elsewhere but there will be always be choices out there."