Borussia Dortmund have cooled their interest in Celtic defender Kieran Tierney, according to The Daily Record, with the German club feeling that his price tag is simply too steep.
The Scottish Sun reported earlier this week that the Bundesliga outfit were interested in making a move for the left-back, rivalling Leicester City for his signature.
However, latest reports suggest that the £25m valuation of Tierney by Celtic is just a bit too rich for their tastes, effectively ruling them out of the pursuit.
In the past, almost any player in Celtic’s squad was fair game for most foreign sides in the big five leagues, but it’s clear that the sale of Moussa Dembele and the development of our homegrown talent has put us up into the next tier of expected transfer fees.
That can only be a good thing, with clubs knowing that they will not get any of our players on the cheap and if they want someone like Tierney then they must come in with an offer that would almost be too good to turn down.
When we do eventually sell talented players it will also give us new resources to invest back into the club and into the transfer market, as seen recently by the record acquisition of Odsonne Edouard.
Tierney may well end up leaving the club one day, but hopefully he’ll continuing starring for the Hoops for a couple of more seasons at least.