Paper Talk: Arsenal bid £25m for starlet after two-year scouting mission

Date published: Wednesday 27th February 2019 8:21

Arsenal will make a £25m offer for a Celtic star following a two-year scouting assessment, while Manchester United could bolster their midfield by swooping for a Croatian schemer, according to Wednesday’s newspapers.

 

ARSENAL READY £25M SWOOP FOR KIERAN TIERNEY

Arsenal are planning a £25m summer bid for Celtic left-back Kieran Tierney, according to The Sun.

The paper claims the Gunners have been keeping tabs on the 21-year-old for the best part of two years and are now convinced the player has what it takes to be a huge success in the Premier League.

As such the paper now claims Arsenal are close to submitting a £25m offer for the Scotland left-back, who has also come under the radar of Manchester United and Everton in recent seasons.

Celtic, who on Tuesday lost manager Brendan Rodgers to Leicester and replaced him with Neil Lennon, are understood to be seeking around £25million for Tierney – and the fee is understood to be deemed agreeable at the Arsenal end.

The fee would shatter the record fee collected by Celtic, with the record currently standing at the £20m they pocketed from the departure of striker Moussa Dembele to Lyon last summer.

Assuming that information is correct, it would then be left between the Gunners and the 21-year-old to thrash out a potential deal, but all things considered, the paper believes there’s every chance Arsenal will bring Tierney in as their new left-back this summer.

The full-back is contracted to Celtic Park until 2023, having been handed his debut as a 17-year-old back in 2015.

 

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