Sky Sports are a number of outlets suggesting that the 21-year-old could be the Blues' first signing of the summer if Marcel Brands has his way.
According to the Liverpool Echo, the bid will be around £25m for a player identified as the long-term successor to Leighton Baines.
Everton apparently face stern competitor from Manchester United who have been tracking Tierney as well.
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1 Posted 30/06/2018 at 01:31:48
2 Posted 30/06/2018 at 01:54:37
3 Posted 30/06/2018 at 06:51:38
Thorgan(?) Hazard is another great little player. Very similar to Tierney so he could be a viable alternative.
4 Posted 30/06/2018 at 07:29:48
I still can't believe we signed Davy Klaassen from Holland and this year, top young talent's like Justin Kluivert and Frankie de Jong are there.
Talk about waste of money!
5 Posted 30/06/2018 at 07:47:20
6 Posted 30/06/2018 at 07:51:03
Trouble is that he's a massive Celtic fan and may want to stay as they go for their 10th league title in a row. Other, bigger clubs will also be well aware of him.
If we could get him for 㿀-25m that would very possibly solve our left-back spot for the next decade or so. He's fast, energetic, competitive, has a great left foot and will contribute assists and the odd goal. His defending possibly needs more work but he will learn.
7 Posted 30/06/2018 at 07:53:52
8 Posted 30/06/2018 at 08:09:11
However, I also have some sympathy with Martin (#7) with regards to Robinson. The boy has already made his debut for the USA and Mike Gaynes has spoken highly of his performance. So I ask the same question: Where does that leave Robinson?
9 Posted 30/06/2018 at 08:14:34
10 Posted 30/06/2018 at 08:50:49
He is a narky, aggressive sod who isn't backwards at coming forwards, gets stuck in and will go to places like Old Trafford, Etihad and Mordor and expect to win.
I have said on TW for more than two years we should be signing him. His price has gone up every transfer window.
I understand the argument in relation to Robinson but if he's good enough he'll get in the team.
Back to Tierney and he is Celtic's best and also the most popular player with the fans. As mentioned above it will take a lot for him to leave and worth clubs like Bayern and Man Utd also showing interest it could be a difficult one to get over the line.
Come on, Marcel, make it happen.
11 Posted 30/06/2018 at 08:55:20
If this is Baines's last season, or if he moves this summer, then we'll need two quality left-backs, so I can see Tierney & Robinson both having a part to play. Whoever comes in at left-back will need competition and cover. If Baines stays and we buy someone like Tierney, then it might make sense for Robinson to spend one season on loan playing regularly before coming back to compete with the new guy for the position.
We have two good options at right-back with Coleman & Kenny. If we can get a similar balance down the left and not have to spend most of the season with Martina, that would be fantastic. He tried his best, but he's clearly not a natural left back, a position that has provided a lot of our attacking impetus over the past decade. Koeman should have sorted this out last summer. I remember everyone commenting that it was a weak area if Baines got injured & they/we were correct.
12 Posted 30/06/2018 at 09:08:30
I have seen Tierney in the flesh and on telly since he broke into the Celtic team. believe me he is the real deal.
I've been singing his praises on here for the last couple of seasons. this kid can play anywhere he's that good.
obviously his preferred position is left back but he can play anywhere across the back line. Celtic have used him regularly on the left side of midfield as well. strong, athletic, good crosser of the ball and a good head on his shoulders. He would be a great acquisition.
Now Besic and a few bob to get Gibson from Boro.
13 Posted 30/06/2018 at 09:08:34
14 Posted 30/06/2018 at 09:08:37
Transfer Tavern have him rated at ٢.5m!
15 Posted 30/06/2018 at 09:09:02
16 Posted 30/06/2018 at 09:13:33
17 Posted 30/06/2018 at 09:18:46
18 Posted 30/06/2018 at 09:55:52
19 Posted 30/06/2018 at 09:58:09
20 Posted 30/06/2018 at 10:11:13
21 Posted 30/06/2018 at 10:16:53
We could have 10 years of Tierney and Robinson battling it out for the left-back role, which is what we ideally need if we're serious about being in Europe long-term.
It also gives us the option which, in my opinion, has been criminally underused in the past, of playing a left-back and a defensive left midfielder if we know we're going to struggle against a team.
22 Posted 30/06/2018 at 10:24:33
23 Posted 30/06/2018 at 12:42:27
24 Posted 30/06/2018 at 12:54:44
How many people have seen him play? I haven't so why is he held in such high regard?
25 Posted 30/06/2018 at 12:54:53
I can't compete with Steve's level of support for Silva; I still have my doubts.... however, with regards to Tierney, he already is a top performer and has the potential to go higher.
The thing is, once it becomes obvious Celtic would listen to offers, then there will be a lot of Clubs on his case.
Man Utd are in the market as Shaw is crap. Unfortunately, I doubt we'd have a chance if they came in. If we could get him it wouldn't be case of him being Baines's understudy; Tierney would start every week, unless we played him on the left side of midfield.
I think Bale was similar, full-back moved forward.
26 Posted 30/06/2018 at 13:00:50
27 Posted 30/06/2018 at 13:14:15
28 Posted 30/06/2018 at 13:16:07
29 Posted 30/06/2018 at 13:17:00
30 Posted 30/06/2018 at 13:20:58
31 Posted 30/06/2018 at 13:22:12
I would like to see him signed next week, easier said than done, but far better than dragging it on for a month. If it means we have to pay a premium, go for it, it is good business.
We are the best club for him at this stage in his development.The premier league is a step up for him . He will be a regular starter and be able to seamlessly continue his progress.
Then we can concentrate on the Left side Centre Half position .
32 Posted 30/06/2018 at 13:28:30
33 Posted 30/06/2018 at 13:49:40
34 Posted 30/06/2018 at 13:50:49
Baines as a mentor to them both, or maybe Baines would be viewed as an optimal signing for a club like Celtic to replace Tierney. Baines could get some silverware, his final years he'd get much playing time, then he comes back as a coach in 2 years.
35 Posted 30/06/2018 at 13:52:48
36 Posted 30/06/2018 at 14:05:48
37 Posted 30/06/2018 at 14:14:35
Also, a possibility that the buyout clause is for 㿅m.
38 Posted 30/06/2018 at 14:22:01
Rodgers is right when he says "it would be immoral not to let the player fulfill his ambitions at a top class club were he will become even better" Let's hope it's us he chooses to seal the deal we could throw in a pair of Celtic pyjamas.
39 Posted 30/06/2018 at 14:24:59
And Simon @ 35 "Let's be honest, we have all worried about Martina, when any opponent was attacking!"
'All' minus (at least) one - moi. Martina was nowhere near as bad as some wish to portray him.
40 Posted 30/06/2018 at 14:33:41
41 Posted 30/06/2018 at 15:38:58
42 Posted 30/06/2018 at 15:51:08
Paul #24, I watched Robinson closely for the US, and he's an outstanding young talent. Blistering pace, solid fundamentals, dangerous in attack and remarkable composure and confidence for one so young. He had a classy assist against Bolivia, and against France he ably shut down whatever attacks came down his side, including two of the guys who are torching Argentina's backline right now.
Sam #29, I'm afraid Lozano is beyond our reach now. Barcelona is his next stop.
43 Posted 30/06/2018 at 15:59:48
44 Posted 30/06/2018 at 17:18:29
45 Posted 30/06/2018 at 17:22:21
They have a rabid fan base. They have to be reasonable and keep them happy. A "shot" at the Champions League and success in that tournament is the thing for them I'd think. The domestic league lately is a joke they'll win it by Christmas.
46 Posted 30/06/2018 at 17:49:40
47 Posted 30/06/2018 at 18:22:19
48 Posted 30/06/2018 at 18:58:14
..."then he comes back as a coach in 2 years".
Fran, I can never understand why posters often advocate players should come back as coaches.
Why? Surely coaches should be employed because they are good at the job and not because they've played a few hundred games in our first team.
49 Posted 30/06/2018 at 19:13:50
50 Posted 30/06/2018 at 19:47:34
Mike# 41 Thanks for the response sounds like can do both defence and attack required of a modern full back. We are going to need that as looks like Silva will want a lot of width from them.
51 Posted 30/06/2018 at 19:57:36
52 Posted 30/06/2018 at 20:13:16
Plenty of mention of Robinson. How wabout Connelly? A versatile player, a regular for the younger England teams, and a regular last season on loan in a Championship side better than Robinson's Bolton.
Any way you cut it, if a seasoned player is signed it blocks the way for younger talent unless he can be converted to play in a different position. Very few these days are happy to sit as a back up to an experienced player.
53 Posted 30/06/2018 at 22:07:50
But it's a tough life and world, over to the DoF.
54 Posted 30/06/2018 at 22:20:21
For me it's a tough preseason and God help us. It's EFC, but we live in hope.
55 Posted 30/06/2018 at 22:49:51
56 Posted 30/06/2018 at 23:00:31
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