Tottenham Hotspur are keeping a close eye on Celtic defender Kieran Tierney after Danny Roseâ€™s controversial comments in the press, according to The Mirror.
Spurs fans were mortified to read their left-back state that he is open to a move back to the north of England and question the clubâ€™s ambition and strength in depth – among other things.
Rose is currently injured and as such has not been subjected to the expected vitriol from the Tottenham supporters in the terraces, but there remains a question mark over his future in North London.
Should the England international be allowed to leave Tottenham after his comments of dissatisfaction, The Mirror state that Celtic star Tierney could potentially be his replacement.
The Scotland international has had a meteoric rise to the top of the game in recent years, with the versatile defender an undoubted star for a Bhoys side that went unbeaten domestically last term.
Tierneyâ€™s ambition on the front foot, work-rate, ability on the ball and dedication have made him a fansâ€™ favourite at Celtic – but these attributes will also appeal to Tottenham.
Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino likes young players that are comfortable on the ball and have a positive attitude, with the Bhoys star certainly fitting this bill.
With Tierney also proving that he can play at either left or right-back for Celtic, while starring as a centre-half for Scotland, this versatility will not have gone unnoticed at Tottenham.
The transfer window is entering the final stage and should Spurs look to cash-in on Rose and reinvest the money in the Celtic man, they will have to work quickly.
Brendan Rodgers will surely do everything in his power to keep Tierney at Parkhead, but should Tottenham be willing to pay a sizeable fee for the defender, it would put the Scottish champions in a tough position.