In a previous blog I wrote:
One of my well-placed sources has informed me of discussions at Lennoxtown in regard to Everton’s interest in Kieran Tierney. He is of the view that should Everton step up with a significant bid the Plc might be minded to accept it.
I disagree. The game being played here is to solicit Tierney’s interest. To turn the boy’s head if you will. He could triple his salary and play in Liverpool’s shadow for a number of years. Liam Miller tried to make it at a bigger club. He took the £25,000 per week on offer ( more than triple Celtic’s final offer of £8,000) at Manchester United and could not break in to the first team. Within five years he was without a club. He was signed by Hibs, then played for a couple of clubs in Australia, Cork City and finally Wilmington in the U.S.
Miller felt unloved at Celtic and considered their offer desultory. It was. Tierney on the other hand is loved and under Rodgers’ tutelage could play for a much better club than Everton. He might even follow his gaffer to Rodgers’ next club.
As for the Mega Bid with prices of £25m being bandied about I don’t believe any of it. £14m with add-ons would be closer to the mark. Celtic would naturally include a sell-on clause.
Unless a firm bid is on the table, this is an agent briefing the press.
I would be inordinately surprised if Tierney went anywhere. However he might get a better contract and an agent vying for his business.
In the first paragraph I referred to a source who knew that Tierney was on his way to Everton for £25m. As is evident I did not accept it. I apologise to my source. When a second source, a much valued member of the Sitonfence fraternity, stepped forward with precise details of Kieran Tierney’s representatives thrashing out a deal for £85,000 per week, and a fee of £25m being finalised, I realised that this transfer is good to go.