Everton have reportedly pulled the plug on their attempt to sign Kieran Tierney from Celtic. According to the Scottish Sun, the Toffees have decided that they cannot afford to pay the asking price for the Scottish international. Celtic want £25 million for the defender. Everton feel that is too risky an asking price for a player in the Scottish Premiership and will therefore not pursue his signature. They will now move on to other targets, with Tottenham Hotspur’s Danny Rose mentioned in the report.
On the one hand, this makes sense. Tierney is only playing in Scottish football and it is perhaps too high an asking price considering that fact.
But, on the other, Everton could be made to pay for this decision.
Tierney is an excellent option and could have been a top star for Everton as the future replacement for Leighton Baines.
He has shown his ability during Champions League fixtures in the past and Scottish football’s former stars now shining in England include Liverpool stars Andrew Robertson and Virgil van Dijk.
Tierney is attracting plenty of interest from other clubs and Everton looked like they were getting the jump on those rivals. This latest decision hands such teams the initiative and Everton may live to regret their decision in the future.