According to BBC Sport, Arsenal are determined to sign Glasgow Celtic left-back Kieran Tierney this week. The report suggests the Hoops are insisting on a whopping £25 million transfer fee.
It’s too much money for a player who cannot get into the Scotland team at left-back.
As a fair-minded Rangers fan, I think he is a very good player. But, Liverpool’s Champions League medal winner Andy Robertson is quite rightly first pick for Tierney’s full-back position, because he is better.
In 2017, the Reds paid Hull City £10m for Robertson, which turned out to be an excellent signing. A phenomenal full-back who runs all day and his crossing is different class.
£25m is a huge amount of money for an SPFL player who isn’t even first-choice left back for an exceptionally poor Scotland international side.
Rangers legend Barry Ferguson said on PLZ Soccer that Rangers fans will be happy to see 22-year-old defender Tierney leave Celtic for Arsenal.
I don’t often disagree with Ferguson’s opinions, but he is wrong this time. If Celtic get the full £25m fee as stated, they could buy five new players at £5m each.
Can you imagine what Gerrard and Mark Allan would do for Rangers with £25m to spend on players? They have brought in eight players for around £4.2m.
With Rangers looking to close the gap on Celtic this season and become Scotland’s top team, should the Bhoys get an additional £25 million into their coffers it could significantly boost Neil Lennon’s side in the transfer market.