Kieran Tierney is Wolves' most unnecessary reported transfer target

Manager of Wolves, Nuno Espirito Santo looks on during the Carabao Cup Fourth Round match between Manchester City and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Etihad Stadium on October 24, 2017 in...

Premier League newcomers Wolverhampton Wanderers are reportedly interested in signing Celtic's Scottish Premiership ace Kieran Tierney.

Kieran Tierney of Celtic is seen during the Scottish Premier League between Celtic and Kilmarnock at Celtic Park on May 9, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Wolverhampton Wanderers are the latest Premier League side linked with a move for Celtic star Kieran Tierney.

But unlike Tottenham, Bournemouth or an Everton side who are reportedly ready to bid £25 million according to the Mail, Wolves are hardly crying out for additions at left-back.

Spurs have been tipped to sell Danny Rose while Bournemouth could do with an upgrade on Charlie Daniels and Everton need a long-term successor for Leighton Baines.

Kieran Tierney of Celtic arrives at the stadium prior to the Scottish Premier League match between Celtic and Rangers at Celtic Park on April 29, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Wolves, however, had arguably the best left-back in the Championship last season in Barry Douglas, and he shares a fair few similarities with Celtic’s number 63.

Douglas, like Tierney, is a Scottish full-back blessed with a wand of a left foot. An attack-minded and supremely modern player, the 28-year-old set up 14 goals as Wolves cruised to the second-tier title in 2017/18. No player in the Championship set up more goals than Douglas last season.

Barry Douglas of Wolverhampton Wanderers celebrates scoring his team's second goal with Ruben Neves during the Sky Bet Championship match between Wolverhampton and Brentford at Molineux on...

Ironically, the Mirror claimed that Celtic were keen on the former Dundee United ace before he joined Wolves from Konyaspor last summer for £1million. That would have put him in direct competition with Tierney but, should he swap Parkhead for Molineux, the pair could end up going head-to-head for a place after all.

That said, there are a number of players in Wolves’ title-winning squad who already look Premier League quality and do not need upgrading, and one of those is Douglas.

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