Celtic are on the verge of making their third signing of the summer transfer window so far, with Boli Bolingoli-Mbombo arriving in Glasgow to agree terms with the club.
The Evening Times report that the deal has been agreed between all parties and that the player will be unveiled by the club on Friday.
Pictures on social media taken by photo agency SNS had earlier shown the player arriving at Glasgow airport.
— SNS Group (@snsgroup) July 3, 2019
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Primarily playing as a left-back, the 24-year-old’s imminent signing has again opened the debate about what the future holds for that position at Celtic.
The Daily Record report that Napoli and Arsenal both remain interested in signing Kieran Tierney and while neither have met the club’s valuation quite yet, the paper say the Scotland international could have a big decision to make over the coming weeks.
Some fans are now concerned that by making a strong addition to the position Celtic could hasten his exit, while others feel that the arrival of Bolingoli-Mbombo is simply a case of adding much-needed competition.
Will Tierney now stay or go? Will a new signing in the position impact a potential Tierney deal either way?
These supporters have taken to Twitter on Wednesday to discuss the issue…
Celtic paying reported 3 million for Boli Bolingoli-Mbombo . Surely celtic not paying that for a back up player, could well mean Tierney on the way out? I hope not ??
— Celtic Spares? (@SparesCeltic) July 3, 2019
Why not? We paid over £3m for Kouassi, also £3m for Bayo…both were signed as back-up to first choice players. We have the money to improve our team/squad and strength in depth will be important with the amount of games our best players play throughout a long season.
— Joseph McKenna (@Jinky20073) July 3, 2019
— John Hood (@bhoyhood67) July 3, 2019
He is gone 20-25 with add ons. Has to be
— Ray Eddie (@Homerbhoy) July 3, 2019
Why would we not pay that for decent cover ? Tierney just back from surgery and we don’t have anyone else right now,Hopefully it all works out and he stays ?
— Robert leavey (@leaveyrobert) July 3, 2019
a honestly dont see it like that (ok people will) we need competition for places also we deffo dont know how long KT will b out for
— ??Paul? (@snidey_bhoy) July 3, 2019
Ta ta KT ?
— john paterson (@johnpat1962) July 3, 2019
Even before this I thought he was going. If he really didn’t want a move all he had to do was say so. The Board and the manager would have been slaughterec if they then forced through a move. KT is a true Celt but he’s human. Money talks and 10iAR won’t make him rich ???
— Stevie Murray (@Steviethestud) July 3, 2019
KT isn’t going nowhere he will be at Celtic for 10IAR even if his valuation price is met he will not leave the club unless he’s forced to
— FrankieCamp (@FrankieCamp27) July 3, 2019