Arsenal are looking to sign left-back Kieran Tierney from Celtic and their chances appears boosted after the club’s,boss Neil Lennon admitted a good offer could force Celtic to cash-in.
The Scotland international has been one of Celtic’s star performers during their successful pursuit of the triple-treble over the last three seasons and the north Londoners are reportedly preparing a second bid for the 22-year-old after their initial £15 million offer was rejected.
That second offer is believed to be closer to the £18 million mark, although that is still some way short of Celtic’s valuation of the player, which is believed to be set at £25 million.
However, as the Gunners transfer budget seems to be stretched with Celtic’s Unai Emery’s side can still sign the player after Lennon admitted a good enough offer could force Celtic to cash-in.
”He has a price, every player does,’ Lennon told Sky Sports.
”If any team wants to match that then we have a decision to make but until then there’s nothing further to say on it really.
”Tierney is currently working his way back to full fitness following a double hernia operation at the end of last season and Lennon says he is progressing well, although he also acknowledged the ongoing transfer speculation may have unsettled the academy graduate.
”He’s coming back from his surgery and is rehabbing,’ Lennon continued.
”It can be a little bit unsettling, a lot of us have been in that position before.’