Celtic reject improved Arsenal bid for Kieran Tierney 1 year ago

Celtic reject improved Arsenal bid for Kieran Tierney

Celtic have rejected a second bid from Arsenal for Scotland defender Kieran Tierney.

The Gunners are looking for a new left-back with Nacho Monreal and Sead Kolisinac failing to inspire over the last few seasons while Tierney has long been linked with a move away from Celtic Park after a series of outstanding seasons for the Scottish champions.

The Gunners are believed to have had an initial bid of £15 million rejected, however, Football Scotland now report that they have had a second attempt of £17.5 million (which includes a possible £7.5m in performance-related payments) knocked back.

The end of Tierney's season was plagued by a hip injury and manager Neil Lennon told Sky Sports recently that every player has their price.

"He's obviously coming back from the surgery and he's rehabbing," said Lennon.

"It can be a little bit unsettling. A lot of us have been in that position before. Every player has his price.

"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."