According to The Scottish Herald, Everton are ready to join the hunt for Celtic left-back Kieran Tierney. The report claims Everton could join Arsenal in matching his £25 million asking price this summer, with Leicester City and Napoli also keen.
Whilst it would certainly be an exciting move from Everton, it is a report fans at Goodison Park will take lightly.
Last summer, Everton were heavily linked with Tierney.
However, as reported by the Liverpool Echo, Everton decided not to pursue the talented Scotland star. The reason why was simple. They felt £25 million was too much money.
Whilst that is up for debate, it is hard to see Everton’s stance has changed. Tierney played just 20 games in the Scottish Premiership last season with a hip injury causing him problems from December into February. It is hard to see how Everton will believe he is now worth the £25 million.
Everton also got a perfectly adequate alternative in Lucas Digne last summer. With Leighton Baines signed on for another season, the Toffees have no reason to bring Tierney in.
He would be a welcome addition and is an excellent player. But in reality, unless Everton lose Digne, there is surely no chance Tierney will be on his way to Goodison Park.