According to the Daily Record, Kilmarnock full-back Greg Taylor is one of a few options Celtic are considering to replace Arsenal-bound Kieran Tierney.
The Scotland international is set for a move to the Emirates, with the BBC reporting that a fee has been agreed between the two clubs.
Taylor is now reportedly being lined up as a potential Tierney replacement.
If the Parkhead side do come calling, Killie should set the bar high for Taylor.
Kilmarnock should demand millions for Taylor from Celtic
German side Nurnberg, according to the Scottish Daily Mail (06/08 print edition, page 78), have had bids rejected for Taylor. They reportedly offered Killie £500k for the full-back.
This is very low for someone of Taylor’s quality. It’ll take at least a seven figure bid before the Ayrshire club even have their head turned.
Should Celtic come calling, Kilmarnock should set a very high price. Neil Lennon’s side will have money to spend once the Tierney deal is finalised.
Killie would also be selling one of their key assets to a rival. If this is to happen, it should only happen for a large fee.
They should set Taylor’s price between £3-£4 million, possibly higher. Kilmarnock should also look to add in some sell-on clauses to any deal.
Taylor’s destined for big things. Should he move to Parkhead and develop, big bucks will come calling for him. If Killie can get a percentage of any future Taylor deal, they could put themselves in line for a cash windfall in the future.
First and foremost though, they’ll be looking to fend off any interest in Taylor. With a fair bit of time left in the Scottish transfer window, expect this rumour to rumble on throughout the coming weeks.