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Arsenal to make third Tierney offer - should the Hoops stand firm?

Read Sport logo Read Sport 22/07/2019 Charlie Smith
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Arsenal are reportedly readying a third bid for Celtic star Kieran Tierney – but should the Hoops stand firm?

According to the Daily Record, the Gunners will come back with a third bid this week after seeing their opening two offers turned down by the Hoops. 

The second bid was thought to be in the region of Celtic’s £25 million valuation, however, the Scottish champions were unhappy regarding the proposed payment structure. 

Celtic would look to receive the majority of a £25 million deal upfront, but should the Hoops stand firm and not sell the Scot at all this summer?

Kieran Tierney standing in front of a crowd: Mark Runnacles/Getty Images Sport © Mark Runnacles/Getty Images Sport Mark Runnacles/Getty Images Sport

The ball is certainly in the club’s court. Tierney isn’t attempting to push through a move to the Emirates and is under contract until 2023 with his boyhood club. 

The left-back’s value will more than likely increase if he can stay fit and produce the form he is known for, especially with Crystal Palace selling right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka to Manchester United for £50 million in recent weeks. 

Although the Premier League is a tier above the Scottish Premiership, Tierney is certainly worth more than £25 million in today’s market. 

The 22-year-old also has time to improve on his already impressive game and could become one of the club’s all-time greats should he snub a move to London. 

So with Celtic in complete control of the situation, the club should stand firm in negotiations with the Gunners, which could see the defender stay at Celtic Park, or leave for a fee larger than the club’s initial £25 million valuation. 

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