We have known bids would arrive for Kieran Tierney since shortly after he made his Celtic debut. There have been inquiries as to his availability for more than two years (all discouraged). Everton were interested a year ago, but they were chased, and did not take the matter as far as a bid.
Celtic are certainly in no hurry to see the player go. He has four years left on his contract and he will only appreciate in value over the next two seasons. From what I hear, Kieran has shown no indication of wanting to leave. This can change when contracts worth four or five times current earnings are offered, but Kieran is not going to pull a Moussa Dembele-type stunt.
Top players eventually play in the top leagues for six-figure-per-week wages and Kieran is a top player. He is not going to remain at Celtic throughout his career. When he goes, the fee will be important. Dembele increased our top fee by almost 50%. That £20m raised the value of all other Celtic players. A big inhibitor to Celtic has been our inability to attract bids that Benfica and Ajax receive for their players. If we cannot narrow that gap with Kieran, we never will.
There are plenty of targets he could stay to help deliver over the next two seasons, but right now, the club’s overwhelming target is to qualify for the Champions League. All other considerations, for club and player, have to be secondary.