When you go unbeaten throughout a domestic season, other clubs will begin to take notice.
Given Celtic’s stature in world football, it’s always going to be a risk that when players standout at Celtic Park that teams from across Europe will weigh up a move for them and in the cases of Moussa Dembele and Kieran Tierney, it’s no different.
According to the Mirror, Arsenal are planning a mega £200m overhaul of their squad in the summer and want to bring both Dembele and Tierney to the Emirates to help revamp the squad with young, hungry talent.
The report claims that it would be a ‘huge surprise’ if Dembele stays at Celtic throughout the summer after a wonderful first season with the club, scoring 32 goals and recording eight assists in 47 games since arriving from Fulham for just £500,000 last summer.
During the January transfer window, there was considerable interest in Dembele, with both West Ham and Chelsea rumoured to have made bids for the £40m-rated striker, while the likes of Tottenham, Barcelona and PSG have all been credited with interest at one point or another.
Under contract until 2020, it will take a huge bid to force Celtic to part ways with their star player who has only spoken in admiration for the football club, the fans and the opportunities handed to him since making the move north of the border.
The Gunners have problems at left-back with at least one of Nacho Monreal and Kieran Gibbs expected to leave the club in the summer, and they are one of several teams reportedly interested in Kieran Tierney.
Tierney broke into the Celtic first-team last season and has been a revelation up and down the left-hand side of the field.
The 19-year-old signed a new five-year deal with the club last summer running until 2021, meaning again it would take a real big bid to even bring Celtic to the negotiating table.
Capped three times by Scotland, Tierney has also been linked with Bayern Munich and Manchester United in recent months as a result of his tremendous performances.
Money talks in football and Celtic can’t compete with the finances of other clubs around Europe, including Arsenal, but rest assured that Brendan Rodgers will do everything he can to keep these two at the club next season.