Celtic recently announced the signing of Boli Bolingoli-Mbombo, a left-back from Rapid Wien. Is this good news for Kilmarnock, as it may limit the chances of Killie left-back Greg Taylor making a Celtic switch?
A Celtic switch for Taylor looks unlikely now
If Taylor was moving to Glasgow, you could bet that he’d be a direct replacement for Tierney, If he were to leave Parkhead this summer.
That’s the only circumstance that could see Taylor join Neil Lennon’s men. The Killie star wouldn’t be moving to sit on the bench. He will have regular game time opportunities elsewhere no doubt.
Plus, at the money Taylor is worth, Celtic wouldn’t be buying him to place him as cover. Killie should be demanding between £2 and £3 million for their prize asset, would Celtic pay that for a squad player?
Regardless, that looks done now. Mbombo has been brought in, meaning Taylor probably isn’t a target anymore.
They have two left-backs currently and even if one goes, Taylor won’t be the replacement for reasons already mentioned.
Taylor is better staying in Kilmarnock for now anyway. Unless a sizeable offer for him comes in, he should use this season to fully cement himself as a Rugby Park hero. Then he can think about moving on to big things either down south or elsewhere.
The reported Celtic target will probably not move to Parkhead this summer. That is the outcome Killie fans will be desperate for, as most supporters would hate it if he moved to one of Glasgow’s two top teams.