Arsenal’s determination to land Celtic star Kieran Tierney is not slowing down with reports that they have tabled a third offer for the defender.
The first offer of £15 Million was rejected immediately, then they returned with a £17.5 Million bid plus £7.5 Million in add ons and that was also rejected.
Now, it is being reported that a third bid of £20 Million, plus £5 Million in add ons and Carl Jenkinson possibly thrown in as well.
It all sounds a little ambiguous to me, however, the offer does sound reasonable and could be one that the Hoops find tough to turn down.
The Celtic manager Neil Lennon is said to want the full £25 Million paid up front but this offer from Arsenal could be enough to break the resolve of Celtic.
Celtic would receive 80% of the fee they are demanding up front and with the £5 Million in add ons and Jenkison, it will take the final value beyond £30 Million, a total fee that sees this deal over the line.
While Jenkinson would not be a direct replacement for Tierney he does occupy a position, right-back, that Celtic are looking to strengthen, especially now that Mikael Lustig and Cristian Gamboa have left the club.
When you weigh everything up this does look like the exact sort of offer that could finally bring this transfer saga to a close.