Arsenal are bracing for a substantial shake-up in their squad, with Scottish left-back Kieran Tierney potentially on his way out.
Newcastle United have expressed strong interest, positioning themselves in the driver’s seat despite competition from Aston Villa.
- Newcastle United are reportedly confident in the chase for Kieran Tierney, with Arsenal seeking to raise funds for major signings.
- Tierney, despite struggling with game time at Arsenal, remains a highly valued asset with a price tag exceeding £30 million.
- Arsenal have their eyes set on West Ham’s Declan Rice, but baulk at the £100 million valuation.
Following a challenging season at Arsenal, Kieran Tierney may be set to swap London for the North East as Newcastle United eye up a significant transfer deal.
Tierney, once a Celtic phenom before his £25 million move to Arsenal in 2019, has found himself displaced in the starting line-up by Oleksandr Zinchenko, only featuring in six league matches this season.
However, Arsenal’s plan to offload fringe players, including Tierney, serves a greater purpose – funding significant transfer targets, most notably West Ham United midfielder, Declan Rice.
While Tierney’s loss will be felt, the allure of securing top talents can’t be denied.
The Gunners have been open about their interest in Rice but have shied away from the midfielder’s hefty £100 million price tag.
As for Tierney, life in London has had its perks, including bonding with Johnny McCallum, Arsenal’s chef and a fellow Scot. However, McCallum is expected to stay at Arsenal, leaving Tierney to adjust to potential new surroundings.
Arsenal fans will certainly feel the sting if Tierney leaves, given the potential he’s shown during his tenure.
However, the wheel of football transfers continues to spin, and as Arsenal’s focus sharpens on other targets, a new era at the Emirates could be on the horizon.