The Celtic fans in the Transfer Tavern are absolutely desperate to see Kieran Tierney remain at Celtic Park this summer amid rumoured interest from some of the Premier League’s top clubs.
Despite Kieran Tierney’s insistence that he is committed to Celtic and the fact his contract does not expire until 2023, The Scottish Sun believe that the firm fan-favourite could be on his way out of the club this summer.
According to the report, both Tottenham Hotspur and Everton are interested in signing the highly-regarded left-back this summer in a deal that could be worth £25 million.
Naturally, a deal which saw Tierney depart Celtic this summer would both anger and upset the supporters who hold him so closely to their hearts, but with extremely generous wage offers expected to be 0n the table, there is every chance the Bhoys will be forced to accept a painful reality.
In all walks of life money talks, especially in football where the big English clubs are financially strong enough to table huge transfer offers and contracts in order to secure the services of players on their wish list.
With that in mind, Celtic need to be pragmatic and have a plan b in place in the event that Tierney eventually decides that he is ready to walk away from the club in a bid to challenge himself in the Premier League.
Considering Everton are unable to offer Tierney Champions League football next season, it’s fair to assume that Tottenham would be his preferred destination.
Although Mauricio Pochettino will undoubtedly be eager to keep Reo Griffiths at the club in the long-term future, he could be open to the possibility of sending the clinical 18-year-old on loan next season to enhance his development.
The rising star boasted an incredible record of 27 goals from 20 appearances for Tottenham’s U18 squad last season – a record which has provoked plenty of speculation regarding a first-team call-up.
However, Griffiths would struggle for first-team opportunities with Harry Kane firmly ahead of him in the pecking order, so a loan move to Celtic would certainly make perfect sense for all parties concerned.
Ultimately, Celtic will be desperate to keep hold of Tierney this summer regardless of the magnitude of the offer on the table, but if an offer from Tottenham is indeed forthcoming then they should demand Griffiths in return on a season long loan to add a significant layer of quality to their attacking options.
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