Man United shouldn’t be put off by Kieran Tierney’s £30m valuation

As reported by The Daily Mail, Celtic have set their asking price for defender Kieran Tierney at £30m, should clubs like Manchester United come calling for him this summer or beyond.

What’s the story?

The Hoops 20-year-old has emerged as one of the brightest defensive prospects in British football and speculation rumbles on, on a near continuous basis that clubs are ready to pay money to convince Celtic to part with him.

One of those interested teams is Manchester United, according to The Daily Mail, who are joined by the likes of Atletico Madrid and Tottenham Hotspur in seeking his services.

The paper reckon though that Celtic are willing to hold out for £30m for his transfer.

Should Man United pursue his signature anyway?

Is he worth that kind of money?

Tierney has already accomplished a fair bit despite his young age. He’s captained his club and country, he’s won multiple trophies and he plays regularly in European football, on occasion shining in the UEFA Champions League.

If he were emerging in Spain or Italy, the hype surrounding him would be enormous.

He has excellent determination, stamina, pace and leadership skills that really suit the full-back position at the elite level, also possessing just enough attacking flair to be a threat on the left flank, as demonstrated by his four goals and 11 assists this season.

£30m isn’t a completely absurd valuation and it’s not a price tag that should put United off. He’s shown a character and hunger so far in his career that is absent in many of the more pampered youngsters emerging from the big five leagues.

If United are serious about him becoming a first team star at Old Trafford, then they should pay the money.