Celtic full-back Kieran Tierney is one of the brightest young defenders around at the moment and a whole host of Premier League clubs have been linked with the Scot during this transfer window.
The Liverpool Echo have reported that Everton have ended their interest in the 21-year-old after being quoted £25m by the Scottish champions.
This has opened the door for other top clubs to muscle-in and secure a deal for the talented youngster, whose price tag only looks to be on the way up.
Tottenham could be the perfect club for Tierney and with Danny Rose being linked with a move away from White Hart Lane, this could be the perfect time for Mauricio Pochettino to shake up his options at left-back.
Rose suffered a knee injury that forced him to miss the start of last season and further complications with the same injury during the campaign saw him lose his place as first choice left-back to Welshman Ben Davies.
In fact, Rose only made 10 Premier League appearances for Spurs last season and recorded just one assist during those games.
With Everton pulling out of the race for Tierney, it may make perfect sense for Pochettino to offer Rose to the Toffees and then pursue the Celtic man himself.
Tierney made 55 appearances for the The Hoops in all competitions last season, scoring four goals and creating 11 assists, whilst being one of the clubs’ most consistent performers.
His clear love of tackling and defending is a refreshing trait for a modern full-back and would mean he could fit perfectly into Pochettino’s favoured system that includes a back four.
It remains to be seen whether Poch will be willing to take a chance on Tierney but he would certainly push Davies for the starting spot and the deal could work well for Everton in their hunt for a Leighton Baines replacement.