Everton have wanted Celtic's Kieran Tierney for a year now

Kieran Tierney of Scotland during the International Friendly match between Scotland and Belgium on September 7, 2018 in Glasgow, United Kingdom.

Everton boss Marco Silva was first keen to sign Kieran Tierney from Celtic back in 2018.

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.

Everton’s interest in Celtic’s Kieran Tierney should come as no surprise, as they wanted to buy him for £25 million last summer, according to the Telegraph.

The Scottish Herald have reported that Everton want to sign Tierney in the coming weeks, as the left-back appears to be edging towards a move to the Premier League.

And the 22-year-old is a player that Marco Silva has wanted at Goodison Park for over a year now.

 

Silva first identified the Celtic defender as a potential addition last summer, but the Bhoys managed to keep hold of him on that occasion.

Everton ended up going for Lucas Digne, who has performed impressive at left-back over the past season.

However, it seems that Everton could still be in the market for Tierney, according to the latest reports.

27th February 2019, Tynecastle Park, Edinburgh, Scotland; Ladbrokes Premiership football, Heart of Midlothian versus Celtic; Kieran Tierney of Celtic on the ball

If Tierney was to move to Everton they would arguably have the best left-back options in the Premier League.

Tierney could also play at centre-back if Silva opted to play a 5-3-2 formation, which he has on occasion at Everton.

The Toffees will have to beat Arsenal to the punch if they are to sign the full-back from Celtic, but Silva would surely be delighted if his side managed to get a deal over the line, as Tierney is a player who has been on his radar for a considerable amount of time.

Kieran Tierney of Celtic with the League Trophy during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Celtic FC and Heart of Midlothian FC at Celtic Park on May 19, 2019 in Glasgow,...

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