Celtic wanted Marcel Halstenberg for £400,000 in 2015, now he's wanted by Premier League's elite

Marcel Halstenberg of Germany looks on during the International Friendly between England and Germany at Wembley Stadium on November 10, 2017 in London, England.

RB Leipzig ace Marcel Halstenberg is reportedly wanted by the Premier League's top clubs, including Everton.

Marcel Halstenberg of Germany looks on during the International Friendly between England and Germany at Wembley Stadium on November 10, 2017 in London, England.

Germany played out a 0-0 draw against England at Wembley Stadium on Friday evening, and left back Marcel Halstenberg attracted major interest.

The two sides are preparing for the World Cup in Russia next summer, and defender Halstenberg will have been pleased to have kept a clean sheet in his Germany debut.

RB Leipzig star Halstenberg has become one of the Bundesliga's top left backs over the last year, excelling for Leipzig since his 2015 move from St Pauli.

Schalke's French midfielder Amine Harit and Leipzig´s defender Marcel Halstenberg (R) vie for the ball during the German First division Bundesliga football match FC Schalke 04 v RB Leipzig...

The 26-year-old's attacking ability has seen him earn his first Germany cap, and the Daily Mail report that the Premier League's top eight clubs, as well as Everton, all sent scouts to watch him in action at Wembley Stadium.

Halstenberg could now end up playing for one of the Premier League's top clubs, just over two years since he was being strongly linked with a move to Celtic.

The Daily Express reported in the summer of 2015 that Celtic wanted to sign Halstenberg from St. Pauli for £400,000, just months before he signed for Leipzig instead – and he would now be worth much, much more than £400,000.

Leipzig´s defender Marcel Halstenberg (L) and Hannover´s defender Julian Korb vie for the ball during the German first division Bundesliga football match between RB Leipzig and Hannover 96...

Whilst Halstenberg's rise may feel like a transfer miss, failing to land the German actually gave Celtic and then-manager Ronny Deila the chance to hand left back Kieran Tierney a major role.

Tierney has emerged as one of the top young left backs in Europe thanks to his playing time over the last two years, and his progression could have been stunted had Celtic pushed through a deal.

In fact, with the Premier League's top clubs monitoring Tierney despite his new six-year deal, Halstenberg may in fact be an alternative target for England's elite in a strange twist of fate having seen Tierney commit his future to Celtic.

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