Borussia Dortmund are reportedly eyeing Celtic’s Kieran Tierney. Fans may not like it, but the Bhoys could benefit massively from selling their young starlet for big money this summer.
According to The Guardian, Dortmund are big fans of Tierney.
The report claims the Bundesliga outfit have been at Parkhead to check on their loanee Jeremy Toljan, but that their scouts are getting “hot and bothered” by the performances of the man on the other flank.
The report expects the German side to consider a £25m bid this summer, while Leicester and Arsenal are also interested.
The last part of the Guardian’s report may just be the most crucial aspect here, as Dortmund, Leicester and Arsenal all have the financial power to blow Tierney’s price tag out of the water.
If a bidding war breaks out, the Hoops could potentially end up receiving an amount in excess of £30m, which would help completely transform an ageing squad.
Domestic dominance is fun, but fans are absolutely desperate for European success, and the club simply does not have the financial muscle to attract Europe’s top talent.
With £30m in their back pocket however, they could replace Tierney while upgrading multiple other positions, becoming a much stronger squad without their wonderkid.
Tierney is brilliant, but one brilliant player will not secure progression to the Champions League knockout stages. To succeed on multiple fronts you need a deep and talented squad, which this money could go a long way towards building.
As unfathomable as it may seem now, selling Tierney this summer might just be the best thing the club could do in their pursuit of European success.