Arsenal seemed to be in for a sensational swoop for Celtic star Kieran Tierney.
The Gunners are currently on the hunt for a left-back to replace the aging Nacho Monreal and to make an upgrade on Sead Kolasinac, who seems to be consistently inconsistent. And the Celtic fan-favourite seems to be one on the favourites list to sign for Arsenal this summer.
Monreal has been quite a loyal and consistent servant to the club. His worth ethic and consistency during his prime is matched only by Laurent Koscielny. But like the latter, age is catching up with the Spaniard and the Londoners are reportedly ready to offload him for a decent sum.
On the other hand, Kolasinac is not quite up to the mark defensively. Although the Bosnian is great going forward, the quality of his end product got worse over time as he became overly predictable with cutbacks. Though that could be blamed on Unai Emery who insists on using the former Schalke defender as the primary creator of his side, implementing a cutback based side.
However, that could all change if the Emirates outfit manage to lure the Scott to the Premier League. Tierney is well clear of both Arsenal left-backs defensively and offensively, and above all is a consistent figure. Since making his debut at a tender age of 18 for the Scottish giants, the fullback cemented his place in the starting XI a and went on to make a further 169 appearances.
Coming back to the point, the Scottish international is tipped for a move to England and the North Londoners are said to be favourites. According to booking establishment SkyBets, Emery’s side rank the highest in terms of the odds of their dream signing choosing them at a 4/6.
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Closely second is Leicester City. Though this does not make sense as Ben Chilwell is just as good as Brendan Rodger’s former player if not better. And it does not look like Tierney would settle for a second-choice spot.
Additionally, Borrusia Dortmund are also said to be along with the bunch chasing the youngster’s signature.
Nevertheless, booking odds are nothing close to a reliable tip, especially when considering Leicester are ranked second. It’s safe and wise to say that no Gooner should have their hopes up for this signing to materialise.
That being said, should the Celtic defender make the switch, he’s almost certain to be an instant hit.