Former Celtic striker Chris Sutton values Arsenal target Kieran Tierney at £50 million
Known for his controversial opinions and defence of Scottish Football as much as his playing career, former Celtic striker Chris Sutton has provided another belter with his valuation of Arsenal target Kieran Tierney.
Tierney, who is currently at Celtic’s pre-season training camp in Austria and Switzerland as he recovers from a double hernia operation, has been subject to at least one transfer bid from English Premier league side Arsenal - worth around £15 million, which was rejected by the Scottish Champions.
Unai Emery’s side are reportedly set to increase their offer in a bid to tempt club and player to agree to a transfer, but Sutton believes that Celtic should be demanding a higher transfer fee for one of their prized assets.
Taking to his twitter page, Sutton valued the Celtic full back at £50 million, then compared previous deals with English clubs involving John Stones and former Celtic defender Virgil van Dijk.
Sutton said: "Not so long ago John Stones went for £50million and Celtic sold Virgil Van Dijk for £13million... Wan-Bissaka £50million to United... Let's hope if Celtic do sell Kieran Tierney they get a similar fee as he is every bit as good."
Sutton’s comments received a mixed reaction from those commenting, as to be expected, but what do you think?
Is Tierney worth £50 million given the values place of players in the English game now?
And with Tierney having Champions League as well as international experience surely that will boost his price tag?
Should Celtic look to sell Tierney or should they reject all offers for the 22-year-old?