Arsenal target Celtic’s Kieran Tierney

Premier League club have had one offer of £15m turned down already

Arsenal are in daily talks over Tierney and they believe that the 22-year-old wants to join them.

Arsenal are in daily talks over Tierney and they believe that the 22-year-old wants to join them.

 

Arsenal are preparing to make a second offer to Celtic for Kieran Tierney, and they are hopeful that a figure of around £18 million (€20 million) will get the deal done - even though the Scottish champions value the left-back at £25 million (€28 million).

The London club are in daily talks over Tierney and they believe that the 22-year-old wants to join them. Arsenal have already had one bid for him worth £15 million (€16.5 million) turned down.

Unai Emery sees Tierney as a excellent fit because of his pace, energy and attack-mindedness, not to mention his capacity also to play at left wing-back. Tierney is a solid defender, who likes to bring his team forward with his dribbling ability, and the hope at Arsenal would be that he can make the same sort of impact in the Premier League as another Scottish left-back - Liverpool’s Andrew Robertson.

It would be no surprise if the haggling over Tierney were to continue as the Arsenal owner, Stan Kroenke, keeps a tight hold on spending. Since the American became the club’s majority shareholder in April 2011, the statistics show that Arsenal have a net spend on permanent transfer fees of £239.9 million, (€267.98 million) which works out at £30 million (€33.5 million) per season.

- Guardian

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