Newcastle United and Aston Villa are expected to move for Kieran Tierney this summer while Leicester City had an enquiry knocked back in January.
The Evening Standard report that Kieran Tierney is open to a move to Newcastle United this summer, assuming his game-time with Arsenal doesn’t improve before then.
Arsenal haven’t decided whether to sell, and they rejected interest from Leicester City in the January transfer window. But it seems clear there will be more interested clubs in the upcoming window.
Football Insider claim Aston Villa are set to join Newcastle in the race, despite signing Alex Moreno in January. Villa could sell Lucas Digne in the summer window, freeing up space for Tierney to reunite with Unai Emery.
Reports in the Newcastle media this week suggested Arsenal would want £25m+ for Tierney this summer, but The Telegraph suggest the Gunners would want more than £30m.
According to The Telegraph’s Sam Dean, signing a left-back is one of Newcastle’s summer priorities, and Eddie Howe is an admirer of Tierney. But Arsenal expect a significant fee for his transfer.
Even £30m doesn’t seem like enough for a top left-back with a contract lasting until 2026, especially selling to a Premier League rival under wealthy new ownership.
Though the defender hasn’t necessarily been a starter for Arsenal this season, Tierney is still a key part of the squad, making 26 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.
But Tierney has started all nine games in the other three competitions, so he hasn’t been frozen out. If Newcastle or Aston Villa want to lure him away, they’ll have to make a reasonable bid.