Celtic defender Kieran Tierney wants Arsenal move despite low-ball £15m offer

first_imgAdvertisement The Scottish left-back wants to test himself at a higher level (Picture: Getty)Celtic defender Kieran Tierney is ready to leave the Scottish champions and join Arsenal after the Gunners made a £15million offer – though they will need to increase their bid.Arsenal have begun talks with Celtic over a deal for the left-back and made an audacious opening bid that included four players in part exchange, though the Scottish giants value Tierney at closer to the £25m mark.Despite Arsenal’s modest opening offer, the Daily Mail report that Tierney is keen to join Arsenal and personal terms will not be a problem. Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 22 Jun 2019 10:25 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.2kShares Comment Emery wants as many as five new signings this summer, including a left-back (Picture: Getty)‘Celtic don’t want to sell besides that in this current market £15m is an embarrassment to the player and his ability.’Arsenal manager Unai Emery is keen to bring in a new left-back to replace the ageing Nacho Monreal – who could leave this summer – while he also wants a new centre-back, right-back, winger and box-to-box midfielder to replace Aaron Ramsey.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenalcenter_img Celtic defender Kieran Tierney wants Arsenal move despite low-ball £15m offer Tierney was used sparingly last season due to a number of injury niggles (Picture: Getty)Although Tierney is a boyhood Celtic fan, he believes the time has come to test himself at a higher level in the Premier League and Arsenal represents an excellent club to continue his development.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTHe has asked Celtic to let him speak to interested clubs, while his teammates believe Tierney has played his last game for the Scottish champions.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityCeltic have already begun identifying possible replacements, and Arsenal are hopeful they can negotiate a fee under the £25m valuation.John Hartson, who played for both clubs, criticised the opening offer on Twitter, writing: ‘My old club Arsenal testing the waters with reported £15m bid for Kieran Tierney. Advertisementlast_img

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