With no further developments emerging in the Kieran Tierney to Arsenal transfer saga the question has to be asked, have Arsenal given up on signing the 22-year-old?
Only this week Celtic manager Neil Lennon gave an update and confirmed that no club has offered a realistic valuation for the player.
Speaking before Celtic’s 3-1 win over Sarejvo in the Champions League qualifier Lennon said
‘I have taken no notice of the headlines,’
‘I am well aware of where we are in terms of the situation.
‘I spoke to Kieran in Austria and to be honest I haven’t really seen much of him because he came back early for rehab, so has not been on the training ground as yet
‘It can be an unsettling period for any player and that is understandable but until a club comes up with any sort of realistic valuation of the player we don’t have to do anything and we won’t.
‘It’s as you were. Kieran is getting on with his rehabilitation and we are getting on with what we have to do here.’
OK, so that is the state of play but it does beg the question why have Arsenal just not offered the asking price of £25 Million? Why are they waiting?
It could be that Arsenal simply cannot afford to spend that sort of money on a left-back when they need the money for central defence. It could be because Tierney is in rehabilitation and there are concerns over his injury.
Truth is, no one knows but what we do know is that according to the Lennon, Arsenal has not tabled a bid close to the Hoops valuation of their player.
Personally, I get the feeling that Arsenal is having second thoughts, I hope that is not the case because I really do rate the young Scottish international but I just cannot understand why this one is not over the line yet.
Hopefully there will be some positive developments this week.