Celtic new signing Boli Bolingoli says that he is looking forward to fighting for his place in the team, should left-back Kieran Tierney remain at Parkhead next season.
Tierney is being tracked by a number of sides after impressing for the Bhoys last term, with Arsenal reportedly close to striking a deal for the 22-year-old.
Bolingoli said that the future of Tierney had no affect on his decision to join the SPL outfit, though, and also claimed that he would relish the challenge if the Scotland international remained at the club beyond this summer's window.
Celtic were already in the market for a new left-back after the departure of Emilio Izaguirre, but fans are now convinced that Tierney is definitely leaving after their side announced Bolingoli on Wednesday night. The Belgian joins from Austrian Bundesliga side Rapid Vienna.
“I didn’t ask anything. I just came for myself because I love the club. It’s a big club, it’s a big step in my career," said Bolingoli.
“I didn’t ask if the player was going to stay or not. I came here for the club and to make history. If he is going to stay or not, it’s going to change nothing for my decision at all.
“It’s always healthy competition to have a colleague like this player. He is a good player, I have heard a lot of positive things about him.
“I am always open for healthy competition and if he stays then we will work together and try to give everything for the club.
“When you come to a big club you have to show your qualities.”