Celtic must act after Kilmarnock reject German Greg Taylor offer

By Hamish Carton

July 3, 2019

Kilmarnock are said to have rejected an offer for their left-back Greg Taylor. The Scottish Sun reports that the Rugby Park side have booted out a £500,000 bid from German second division side Nurnberg for the 21-year-old’s services.

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Taylor, who recently received his first Scotland cap, was linked with a move to Celtic last month. The full-back had a strong season for Kilmarnock as they finished third in the Premiership and secured European football for just the second time this century.

Nurnberg are thought to be the first side to submit a formal offer for the full-back and they could return to the table in the coming days.

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Celtic must on Taylor hunch now

Celtic aren’t exactly blessed for left-backs at the moment. The departure of Emilio Izaguirre earlier this summer, coupled with the injury and speculation surrounding Kieran Tierney, means that we are right down to the bare bones.

Rapid Vienna’s Boli Mbombo is expected to secure a move to the club in the coming days but we could still probably do with another – especially if Tierney moves on.

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Neil Lennon and the Celtic board will now have an idea of what kind of price will be enough to tempt Taylor away from Ayrshire. It’s clear that Kilmarnock aren’t going to let him away on the cheap but an offer of over a million should still do the trick.

The 21-year-old seems destined for big things after a terrific couple of seasons under Steve Clarke. It would be foolish for Celtic not to make their move.