Posted on May 23, 2017 by ADMIN

‘It was easy to turn down Arsenal’s £10million bid’

I know there is thousands of Arsenal transfer rumours linking us with big-name players, but Arsene Wenger also has a great track record of buying extremely promising youngsters at good prices, and one of those bids last summer was for the excellent Celtic left-back Kieran Tierney, who was the subject of a £10million bid from Arsenal last summer.

The 19 year-old has now revealed that he had no problem turning down a move to the Emirates despite knowing that he was turning down a massive increase in wages and maybe even the chance of a lifetime. He said in the Daily Record: “The manager (Brendan Rodgers) came in last year and I had been told already there was a big bid there.

“It was a dream season for me last year individually and the manager said he wanted me to stay and sign a deal.

“As soon as I trained under him, there was no convincing needed. I was going to stay at Celtic anyway.

“It’s always flattering to hear other clubs are interested but I had no doubt in my mind I wanted to stay.

“The money factor is what a lot of people care about

“All I was working towards was earning a new deal at Celtic. I wasn’t looking to move somewhere else.

“The club could have brought in anybody as manager and I would have stayed but after speaking to Brendan I knew something special was happening.

“The way he spoke to me for 10 minutes after the first day at training was brilliant. That has continued all year.”

The fact is that young Tierney probably made the right decision. If he had moved to Arsenal he would have had to be extremely special to break into the first team with Monreal and Gibbs as competition, but instead he has played a full season with a team that has gone unbeaten in the League all season (if they don’t lose this weekend) instead of earning more money playing for the Under-23’s at Arsenal.

What would you have done in his position?

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12 thoughts on “‘It was easy to turn down Arsenal’s £10million bid’

  1. FC_old_and_greedy

    To be fair the Scottish league is
    total cr#p about English Div 2.
    I would have joined Chelsea
    and won the League 🙂

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  2. ArseOverTit

    I would have used my celtic celebritydom to join the pogues on tour and snuck into their room while they slept (they probably share a bed still) and massacred them.

    Either that or sign for Wenger and become. Striker in the mould of Thierry Henry.

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  3. Biscuitbum

    Much as you might applaud the guy’s loyalty, the truth is, within 2 years he will be at a top Prem side, or a team like Everton or Leicester. As we all know, Scottish football is a joke, but it’s nice to see a talented footballer not insisting on Champions League football, leastwise not in the group stage.

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  4. John Ibrahim

    Another low ballin offer

    If we had been serious and offer 30m instead we would have sign a LB

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    1. Amaury_ Bischoff_ super_ striker

      @John Ibrahim.
      I reckon you should put
      in a bigger offer John.
      Go on I know you have a lazy 3 bill
      burning a hole in your pocket.
      I would buy the yank out but I only have
      a 10 billion note on me right now and I don’t want to break it 🙂

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  5. Frank

    Easy. Wenger should have signed him with Arsenal and loaned him to Celtic for a year. Transfers aren’t that difficult if you look after the player. That’s why Wenger has missed out on so many stars in the past and still hasn’t learnt.

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  6. Robert Newton

    I want Arsenal to sign Jean Michael Seri and Pepe on free transfer from Real Madrid. We have already signed Sead Kolasinac on free already so, I would like to see us spend big on Aubameyang.
    We can sign him if we offer 300k pw.
    Offer 60-80 m pound and sign him.

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    1. John Ibrahim

      Pepe is 35yo….

      What happen to ageing and lack of pace?

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  7. Robert Newton

    We will probably sign someone like Kasper Dolberg from Ajax as players like Aubameyang, Benzema and Mbappe will reject us and we can’t even pay their wages or match the bid anyway.

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  8. JasonP

    This transfer window will define us, if we are willing to get back into CL we NEED to spend an absolute fortune. We will see the true agenda of the board if they’re willing to spend and overspend as teams know we are desperate, top top top class players as Wenger calls them will want more money to join us lol I just hope this time next year we will be celebrating rather than risking losing anyone else.

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