Celtic defender Kieran Tierney is being linked with a move away from the club this summer. As reported by the Express, Inter Milan and Napoli are keen on the player but Celtic have no financial pressure to sell the Scotland international.
Interest from a team like Napoli, managed by Carlo Ancelotti, will undoubtedly be hard for Celtic’s talented defender to resist.
The perfect solution for Celtic is that Tierney stays. If possible, that is the way Celtic will want things to go.
However, if an offer comes in for Tierney that Celtic need to consider accepting, they should push for one of Napoli’s players. Namely, Amadou Diawara.
The Guinea midfielder has been cast aside by Ancelotti this season. He has featured just 19 times this term and his time at the Stadio San Paolo appears to be coming to an end.
British clubs have been linked with the dynamic midfielder before. Tottenham and Wolves for example. As reported by Corriere dello Sport, Tottenham even made a £36 million approach for the player last summer.
His stock has fallen since then and Napoli would certainly entertain including him in any deal for Tierney. As for convincing the player, why would he not want to play for Celtic?
He would be a near-guaranteed starter, play European football and from Celtic’s point of view would fill something of a gap.
Oliver Ntcham’s form this season has been poor and he is playing like a man with an exit plan.
Diawara would be a brilliant replacement. Whilst losing Tierney would be a terrible blow for Celtic, managing to bring in Diawara as part of any deal would significantly soften the blow.