Reports according to BBC has it that Everton has backed out of the race to sign the highly rated full back Kieran Tierney who is seen by the Toffees as a long time replacement for Leighton Baines. The news has also reported that the Blues have done a U-turn in their interest of the Celtic left-back after some weeks full of speculation.
The Premier League side are said to believe that they are just a way off in possible signing of the player, but the Merseysiders have turned their backs on the Scotland international over his certain valuation of which they think is too much for him.
Meanwhile, Celtic are believed to have requested a total of £25m in order to agree in letting Tierney to leave, and Everton were reportedly not prepared to pay any more than £20m for his services, and have ended their interest as a result.
The new Everton manager and director of football Marco Silva and Marcel Brands have made a new left-back a top priority after Ronald Koeman and Sam Allardyce failed to find suitable back-up to Leighton in the past two transfer windows.
Although, according to report on Saturday which suggested that Kieran Tierney’s representatives had agreed on £85,000-a-week deal with Everton’s board. And that the salary will increase up to £140,000-a-week over the course of the five-year contract.
Nevertheless, Celtic believes that Silva and Brands, are trying to force them into allowing one of their future asset to leave for a cheaper fee, but the Everton chiefs believes that they can spend the money elsewhere.
With the likes of Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur also reportedly interested on the Scotland International, who has been so impressive for the Scottish Champions last seaon.
At just 21-years-old, Tierney would certainly make for a decent option for now and could go on to be Everton’s new left-back for years to come if they had gone ahead to sign him.