Second Arsenal bid for top target rejected despite improved terms

Arsenal are continuing their interest in signing Celtic defender Kieran Tierney with the latest reports claiming they have already submitted a second offer.

The first offer for £15 Million was soundly rejected by the Hoops who told Arsenal they would have to offer a lot more money for them to consider selling.

Not sure anyone at the Emirates was actually listening.

Arsenal have now reportedly offered £17.5 Million plus £7.5 million in add ons which would have taken the total to £25 Million, Celtics asking price.

But the Glasgow giants were not impressed, they want the full £25 Million paid up front, no ifs or buts.

It was a fair offer by Arsenal but they should know now that Celtic are not playing games, they are not interested in deferred payments or add ons or anything like that, they value the left-back at £25 Million and that is what they want.

The problem for Arsenal is that Celtic are using the £50m Manchester United paid Crystal Palace for Aaron Wan-Bissaka as a baseline and you can fully understand that.

For his part, Tierney is said to be open to a move to North London but it will not be the end of the world if he stays with the club he has supported all his life.

The ball is now firmly in Arsenal’s court, they either make a third bid for the full valuation or they look elsewhere.


  1. gotanidea says:

    If he is so good, why don’t the other top clubs bid on him? His asking price is just 25 M, which should be a peanut for other rich clubs in today’s market, let alone for the 6th richest club in the world like Arsenal

    Man City need a new LB because Mendy is injury-prone and Zichenko/ Delph are just temporary solutions.Tottenham also need to replace the want-away Danny Rose

    Unless there are other factors that make him not having serious suitors. Arsenal should examine their targets properly this time, to avoid similar mistakes when acquiring Lucas Perez, Xhaka, Mustafi and Ozil

    1. Mick says:

      Celtic are not exactly rich, but they will pay £10m for a player themselves these days. Why would they sell their best player, a fan favourite, who has 4 years left on his contract for £15m?…

      If you don’t want him, then don’t bid.

  2. kev says:

    These are all lies.Tell me we haven’t heard news of £17m,£18m and £19m bids being submitted for Tierney.This is like the fourth bid I’ve heard of.To think Celtic will do a deal at £17.5 + add ons after rejecting a bid of £15m + add ons is laughable .
    A bid of £20m-£22m + add ons will be submitted for Tierney

    1. Admin Martin says:

      They may well be lies but in all fairness Kev your recent predictions have not exactly been reliable either, the link in the article is to Scotlands daily record and they in turn link to Football Scotland and both have connections within the big clubs in Scotland, albeit the daily record is a tabloid. Point being is I find them more reliable than a comment on here.

      1. kev says:

        Most have been spot on so far but feel free to disagree after all I can’t be right always

      2. dotash says:

        @ Admin Martin, if you bar me from this platform because of another fan (Phil), it will be unfair, l may have used some foul words but he is the real cause of such, moreover, l withdrew whatever l might have said and promise to abide by the rules of engagement on the platform, l have been on this platform for a while now. My apologies to all that concern.

  3. dotash says:

    No smoke without a fire, the truth will appear before the transfer window will be closed. But if this guy is good, 25M should not be a big deal when compare to what the market is saying presently

  4. Durand says:

    Hopefully Raul and his supreme contact list can do a job for us this Summer.

    I’m putting more faith in FL coaching up Nelson, Saka, Willock, and Bilek than getting much done in transfer window.

    I say “window” not “market” because seemingly all we do is window shop not actually buy or sell.

    Sell Mustafi for a loss if need be, same with Mhki. They offer nothing except drain on wages and clogging squad. We’re in a bind with Ozil; brace for 2 yrs and lesson learned.

    1. Tardigrade says:

      Agree with you Durand, there is way Ozil gonna go before the end of his contract. Absolute no change. Might as well utilize him for the benefit of our squad

      1. Tardigrade says:

        No way*

      2. Xhaka16 says:

        Arsenal transfer window can be so tiring, someone said ‘arsenal was an experiment created to see how long someone supports a team before they run mad’ I’m starting to think there is some truth to it.

        1. Ayo says:

          Hahaha…it sounds so spot on

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