Celtic are reportedly set to drop their interest in Kilmarnock full back Greg Taylor (Daily Record), as the club’s firm stance looks to have paid off.
Reports have been circulating for a while now, with one claiming a deal would be completed this week (Evening Times). The latest development seems to put that thought to bed.
Kilmarnock were right to hold out for what they wanted and it’s credit to them that they have seemingly fended off interest in their star man.
Kilmarnock star Taylor will go for a big fee one day
£3 million is a big figure for a club like Killie. If they did accept a bid of that size from Celtic, nobody could’ve argued against it.
Motherwell accepted a bid from Celtic for their prize asset David Turnbull this summer. The club described it as a ‘transformational’ sum of money, which was reported at £3 million (The Times).
It would likely be a similar story at Kilmarnock had Taylor moved to Celtic. What the two transfer sagas have in common though is the same outcome it seems, with both players staying put for now.
Taylor is a Scotland international and has racked up more than 100 appearances for Killie (Transfermarkt). If a player of his ability was at another club, he would be touted at a much higher price than £3 million.
That’s not to say Taylor will be at Rugby Park forever. He will go for a big fee one day, but that time is not now.
Kilmarnock have played hard in regards to Taylor making a switch to Celtic. Their stance of demanding a high fee for their star has seemingly allowed them to hold onto their key man for a while longer.