Kieran Tierney to Arsenal is now a full-blown transfer saga and every statement from anyone closely related to the player, his club or Arsenal is jumped on with gusto and that is exactly what has happened with the comments from his agent Allan Preston.
Having looked through all the headlines today you can be mistaken for being confused to what the agent actually said and the sad thing is that none of them are actually lies.
What they have done is take the odd bit and blown it into a headline but without actual context.
Well, I have my own interpretation of what Preston actually said, but first, read his comments for yourselves.
“It is all down to Celtic, if they get a price that they believe is the correct value for Kieran Tierney he could possibly be on his way,” Preston told BBC Sportsound.
“No one has hit that price yet. I know Kieran really well, I had some food with him the other day, he is such an unassuming young man.
“He is wealthy at the moment but he doesn’t possess a watch, he isn’t into material things like this.
“He still hangs about his pals from when he was a youngster, he sponsors his local pub team where his pals play and he’s not into his designer gear or anything like that.
“As the guys say he loves Celtic, he absolutely loves Celtic. Will there be a time for Kieran Tierney to go?
“I think that there will be, if it’s just now it will be up to the clubs involved.
“Arsenal, Napoli or whoever to then put the money on the table and make Celtic think about this.
“If he is on his way he’s on his way. If there is a time for Kieran to go it will be up to Celtic, Peter Lawwell and the board.
“They have signed a left-back (Boli Bolingoli-Mbombo) but they do need one because Izaguirre is away. The ball is firmly in Celtic’s court.”
So, that is what was said. Now, you can take what you like from that, you can take the part where it says he could be on his way but for me, there was one part that stood out from all the rest.
“No one has hit that price yet”
That is it for me, through all the clouds and smoke the bottom line is that no one and that includes Arsenal has met Celtics asking price.
Celtic have made it clear they do not have to sell and therefore will not be lowballed.
So, despite all the rumours and nonsense being spouted Arsenal have not tabled a bid that is acceptable to Celtic.
Until that changes Tierney will not be a Gunner.