As reported by The Daily Mail, Tottenham Hotspur will have to shell out £30m if they want to sign stand-out Celtic star Kieran Tierney this summer.
Tierney has emerged as one of the brightest prospects in British football under the guidance of Brendan Rodgers and recently signed a six-year deal at the club he supported as a boy.
That makes any potential move for him tricky for buying sides, with Celtic’s motivation to sell him low and the player himself happy with life in Glasgow.
The Daily Mail report that Tottenham Hotspur are one of the teams interested in his signature, along with Manchester United, Atletico Madrid and Bournemouth.
However, the paper reckon it will cost close to £30m to get a deal done for the youngster.
With the situation not forced, Tierney is unlikely to leave Celtic Park anytime soon. However, a side like Spurs has resources that even Celtic and the player himself can’t say no to, so if they came in with a fee close to the reported £30m, then it could be a perfect bit of business for all parties.
Any buying club is going to have to make the Scottish international a well rounded offer, and not just in monetary terms.
Tierney loves Celtic but he also has an ambitious character and that’s something Tottenham could tap into if they make their move.
He’s a player with plenty of raw attributes that would make him a success at Spurs – hard work, pace, leadership and attacking ability are all at the fore.
Mauricio Pochettino would be a great benefit to advancing his game at Premier League level after an excellent football education in Glasgow and Spurs have shown consistently they aren’t afraid to play young players regularly.
If they can move early ahead of rivals and show him he’s wanted, perhaps they could pull the deal off.