Arsenal have made a new £25m bid for highly-rated Celtic left-back Kieran Tierney. The Gunners had an earlier bid of around £15m rejected by the Scottish side.
The £25m should be enough for the Gunners to land the 22-year-old, who starred for Celtic last season.
Tierney made 21 appearances in the league last season, providing four assists and leading Celtic to yet another Scottish Premier League title.
Arsenal to make Kieran Tierney most expensive Scotsman
If Arsenal’s bid were to be accepted, Tierney would become the most expensive Scottish player in the world.
The Gunners are in the market for several new signings. They have also been linked with Real Madrid midfielder Dani Ceballos.
Tierney to follow William Saliba to the Emirates?
They are also believed to be closing in on a deal for Saint Etienne centre-back William Saliba. The Gunners have reportedly made a £27m bid for the youngster which is expected to be accepted by the French side.
However, Spurs are also in the race for the defender and if the Lilywhites’ bid is also accepted, then it would be upto the player to decide his next destination.
Coming to Tierney, he has had a few injury concerns of late, which curtailed his 2018/19 campaign. Celtic manager Neil Lennon confirmed that Tierney is still rehabbing, but is likely to be sold this summer as the club look to trim their squad.
“He is still injured and he is rehabbing. He had a double hernia and he still has the osteitis pubis problem. Again, it is a slow burner that one.”
It remains to be seen who else Unai Emery is in the market for. The Gunners huffed and puffed their way to a fifth-place finish in the Premier League last time out and will need a significant improvement this season.