Kieran Tierney is reportedly open to a move to Newcastle United this summer if he continues to play a rotation role for Arsenal.
Lee Ryder writes for ChronicleLive that Kieran Tierney is open to joining Newcastle United in the summer transfer window, assuming Arsenal don’t start playing him more often.
Representatives have reportedly offered Tierney out to Newcastle, with the Chronicle backing up similar rumours from elsewhere in recent weeks.
James Benge reported in January that there’s an increasing belief that Tierney may leave Arsenal in the summer transfer market.
“There’s a growing expectation at Arsenal right now that Kieran Tierney could move in the summer,” Benge told the House of Champions podcast.
“I don’t think Arsenal would push him out the exit door. But now he’s not a guaranteed starter, I think if the right offer came in, all parties are thinking this is something that might happen – not guaranteed.”
Football Insider then claimed that Newcastle were in the market for a left-back this summer, and Tierney is on their radar in terms of potential options.
That report suggested Tierney is valued at £30m, following his £25m move to join the Gunners a few years ago.
But you’d imagine Arsenal will hold out for more than that. Tierney has a contract until 2026, and Newcastle have major financial backers in the transfer market.
Though the defender hasn’t necessarily been a starter for Arsenal this season, he’s still a key part of the squad, making 25 appearances in all competitions.
There’s no doubt Oleksandr Zinchenko is the first-choice left-back at the moment, limiting Tierney to just four Premier League starts.
Still, Tierney has started all nine games in the other three competitions, so he hasn’t exactly been frozen out. Arsenal will want a good fee to part ways.