Arsenal and Napoli are trying (The Express) to prise away Celtic’s left back Kieran Tierney this summer. The fullback is in demand after his impressive performances in the last few years. Tierney came up from Celtic’s academy and is known to be a boyhood supporter of the club. However, it seems like he will move on for bigger and better things in the future.
Update from Tierney’s agent
Recently Tierney’s agent Allan Preston admitted that the Scottish left back could be on his way if the club receives the desired fee. Preston was quoted as saying, ”It is all down to Celtic if they get a price that they believe is the correct value for Kieran Tierney he could possibly be on his way. No one has hit that price yet.”
That bid was rejected, and it remains to be seen whether the Gunners will come back with a new offer. However, we are sure now that Tierney is for sale for the right price even though the Bhoys still have him on a long term contract.
Is Lennon right in cashing in on him and is £25 enough?
Celtic fans would be slightly disappointed that the board hasn’t taken a much firmer stance to keep hold of Tierney for this season. The Hoops are going through a major rebuilding phase, and they need to add options in almost all areas of the pitch.
With Tierney just still being 22, we think that Celtic could have eked out one or maybe two more years out of him as he has enough time to move and play for some of the top clubs in the top leagues. Therefore we believe that the club should have held onto him atleast for this year.
The fullback has his contract at the club until 2023, so the Hoops could probably demand more money for the defender as well. Aaron Wan Bissaka who had just one good season under his belt, recently went for £50m. We think that the Bhoys could have put up a price tag of £35m or £30m atleast on Tierney after his various exploits over the years for the Hoops. Maybe they are looking for cash this summer to finance more signings. Fans would undoubtedly be unhappy knowing Celtic aren’t trying really hard to keep him this summer.