The rumours surrounding Celtic’s Kieran Tierney don’t seem to be going away any time soon.
The player was linked to Atletico Madrid, as reported by BBC Sport, who had representatives at Hampden Park to watch the 20-year-old turn in a star performance, as he almost always does.
It seems inevitable that bids will be made in the summer for the player, and the Hoops should do something they perhaps don’t want to do, and bite the bullet and sell the left-back to the highest available offer.
That move would not go down well with supporters, but let’s look at the bigger picture for a moment. If the Hoops get offered the sum of money they are reportedly demanding for the Scotland international – £30million, according to the Daily Mail – it would be a game-changing sum of money.
It would allow the Hoops to move even further ahead in Scotland, if they spent only half of the transfer fee, three players at £5million each could have a big impact not only in Scotland, but in Europe as well.
Of course, if the Hoops ever failed to qualify for the Champions League group stages the the £30million could offset the loses, but the club won’t be thinking about that.
Perhaps they could structure the transfer so that Tierney leaves at the end of the season, so he could say goodbye to the fans, but for the great good of the club, if they are offered the £30million the Hoops have to accept it.
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