Tierney moved to Arsenal ahead of the start of the Premier League season after a protracted transfer saga and is currently recovering from a groin injury. He is expected to slot in straight into the left-back position, with Sead Kolasinac likely to be sold before the European transfer window closes.
Brown believes that Tierney has what it takes to put in the kind of performances that would make the likes of Barcelona and PSG take notice, while also suggesting the Celtic players do not hold any grudges over his move.
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“It should be a fairytale story. You look at Ajax and other teams like that, when they sell players that came through the youth academy and gave so much to the club they have a big massive party in the street and the fans come out and celebrate”. pic.twitter.com/1QJbq6k4iM
“You don’t know what could happen,” Brown told The Herald. “He could have a fantastic couple of seasons and end up at Barcelona or PSG or wherever.”
“There are pictures on the wall all over the club of players who have left, and everyone would wish them all the best. They can come back as well, that’s what this club is all about, he said. I see Ajax bringing players through and selling them on - and they have a party for them leaving. We try and criticise. It’s a different level. We wish him all the best. We just concentrate on now and [new left back Boli Bolingoli] has to push on and try to get to the levels that Kieran did.”
It remains to be seen if Tierney will actually move on to top teams like Barcelona and if his time at Arsenal will be as good as it was with Celtic.