Kieran Tierney has joined a growing list of reported Arsenal left-back targets this summer, after news of Brendan Rodgers’ potential departure.
With Nacho Monreal’s injury problems, his age, and the fact he’s running down his deal, it could be time to invest in a new full-back on the left-hand side. Let’s have a look at the options linked to an Arsenal transfer.
- Age: 21
- Current club: Celtic
- Contract until: 2023
- Market value: £11.25m
Reports today suggest that Arsenal could go back in for Kieran Tierney this summer, a player they’ve been chasing for a long time now. The club made a £10m offer for the defender when Brendan Rodgers first joined Celtic, but it was knocked back by the former Liverpool boss.
Now that Rodgers is on the way out, Football.London write that Tierney’s loyalty to Celtic could be tested. He reportedly ‘remains on Arsenal’s radar’ and would cost around £30m. That’s a fairly large fee considering the recent reports about the size of Arsenal’s budget, but signing the 21-year-old could be a worthwhile investment for the future.
Arsenal aren’t the only club linked to a move, with Manchester United, Everton and Tottenham Hotspur also in the mix. However, given Tierney knows the Gunners have a genuine long-standing interest in him, that could help convince him they’d be his best bet. We’ll see.
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