Celtic bulldozed past their domestic competitors in an invigorating manner in a brutally ruthless fashion the last term. Brendan Rodgers magnificently masterminded the cultivation of a domestic treble for the Scottish giants as they clinched the League Cup, Scottish Cup and also bagged the Scottish top division silverware without losing a single game, which does tell a lot about the form they cultivated for themselves.
The Bhoys had indeed thrived on every frontier and have set very high yardsticks for themselves in the upcoming campaign. The likes of Rangers and Aberdeen seemingly appeared to be miles behind Celtic in terms of quality as well as productivity. However, the Glasgow-based outfit would not only be keen to maintain their territorial supremacy but also strive for erecting a strong footing in the Champions League as well, and for instilling the same, a strong arsenal would be needed.
Kieran Tierney was one of the success stories under the tutelage of the former Liverpool manager for the Celts during the season which recently concluded and the bigger sharks have been circling around him for quite some time now, with Liverpool being one of his latest admirers. Rodgers would have to be well equipped with precautionary measures to fill the void if the Scottish prodigy decides to change the ship and leave Celtic Park. Apparently, one of the players who is believed to have fallen on the radar of the Scottish domestic champions is Leeds United’s no-nonsense left-back Charlie Taylor.
Taylor earned a bad name for himself after he refused to play for the Whites in the final game of the 2016-17 campaign of Sky Bet Championship. He is desperately vouching for an exit, and a side with a huge reputation like the Hoops, who can also offer him Champions League football, should be an appealing prospect for the Englishman. Taylor carved 29 appearances in the English second division last season during which he really impressed, bagging 3 assists and registering 1.4 tackles, 1.2 interceptions, 2.6 clearances and 0.2 blocks per game on an average and was acknowledged.
The 23-year-old is a modern-day fullback who knows to maintain a fine balance between his offensive and defensive endeavours. He crosses the ball meticulously, toils up and down the pitch relentlessly, dribbles well, pencils sharp passes in the final third and makes shrewd tackles and interceptions more often than not. In Taylor, Celtic will bag one of the finest left-backs of his age group and it goes without saying that he certainly has the potential to steer them to greater heights in days to come.
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