Celtic defender Kieran Tierney named in prestigious UEFA talent list

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Celtic defender Kieran Tierney has again been included on UEFA’s list of the most promising young footballers plying their trade in Europe’s football leagues.

The “Future 50” list, compiled by a number of UEFA correspondents, names the top 50 prospects in European football, with Scotland international Tierney included alongside the likes of Borussia Dortmund’s English-born starlet Jadon Sancho, new Roma signing Malcom and the €100m-rated Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic.

Kieran Tierney has been included in UEFA's 'Future 50' list. Picture: SNS Group

Kieran Tierney has been included in UEFA's 'Future 50' list. Picture: SNS Group

A host of World Cup stars including Arsenal new boy Lucas Torreira, France defender Benjamin Pavard and Hirving Lozano of Mexico also make the list.

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Other UK-based players include Fulham’s Ryan Sessegnon, Chelsea youngster Ethan Ampadu and Manchester City’s Phil Foden.

The 21-year-old Tierney continues to impress for the Hoops, and has been linked with a host of top clubs thanks to his rapid rise at Parkhead.

A £25 million move to Everton was mooted earlier this summer, while Juventus and Manchester United are also reportedly keeping a close eye on the left back.

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