Borussia Dortmund have ended their interest in Kieran Tierney as he is too expensive.
The German club was sniffing around the left-back while watching on-loan Jeremy Toljan.
However, the reported £25 million fee for the Scotland international means he will not playing for the yellow wall next season.
Will this be putting off other clubs and keep him at Celtic?
Price for Tierney is Celtic’s biggest weapon
The reported £25 million fee for a Celtic player in Scotland may put a lot of big names off the defender.
The Hoops fans know how good the 21-year-old is but other teams might not and only go on reputation.
However, The Bhoys have a stellar reputation for development and selling on for relatively big fees.
Clubs only need to see where the likes of Virgil van Dijk and Victor Wanyama are as examples.
We all know Tierney’s love for the club, but it could be his massive asking price that keeps him at Celtic for longer.
However, if he does move on, the Hoops will be quids in but the fans would rather the player.
Tierney links to big teams show development
The reports to Dortmund and other big clubs should show Celtic how highly Tierney is rated in Europe.
Italian scout Nicola Liguori called him the ‘next Patrice Evra’ and that will be massive boost for the Scot.
The Hoops genuinely have a world-class player on their hands with the correct development.
If Tierney decides to stay for the rest of his career then he has a higher ceiling than the likes of Paul McStay.
He can become a legend at his boyhood club but ultimately it is the decision of the manager and board if he gets to do that.
His sell-on money could go on to help The Bhoys build a new team but a major revamp isn’t needed right now.
However, some new blood is needed in key areas and they must be of the top quality they are replacing.
It’s a massive decision for Peter Lawwell and co to take – will he gamble?