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Newcastle United Seriously Plotting Summer Move for €30m Rated Arsenal Defender, Manager Eddie Howe Very Keen

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According to latest reports, Newcastle United are monitoring Arsenal defender Kieran Tierney and could make a move in the summer transfer window. The Magpies seek to bolster their defence with a new left-back who can slot in directly into the starting lineup.

Tierney was a regular starter for Mikel Arteta’s side last season but missed the last three months of the campaign due to a knee surgery. Now, with Oleksandr Zinchenko coming in last summer, the Scottish left-back seem to have fallen behind in the pecking order.

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Although the 25-year-old has managed to make 17 Premier League appearances this campaign, most of them were as substitutes, having featured only four times in the starting XI. Nevertheless, he has played a full 90 minute match just five times in the 2022-23 season.

According to Football Insider, Newcastle United are plotting a summer move for Arsenal full-back Kieran Tierney. The Magpies manager Eddie Howe and the coaching staff holds the Scottish defender in high regard because of his versatility and experience.

Moreover, the Tyneside team are determined to challenge for trophies next season and are in pursuit of players who can make an immediate impact on the pitch. Meanwhile, Kieran Tierney would be inclined to joining Newcastle United for regular first-team football, having being forced into a back up role at the Emirates, as reported by Mirror.

Kieran Tierney’s Arsenal career

Tierney joined Arsenal from Celtic for £25 million in 2019, after spending four seasons at the Scottish club, making 170 senior appearances and winning several titles including the Scottish domestic treble three years in a row. Then he won the FA Cup at Arsenal in 2020.

The Scot’s dribbling ability is particularly impressive, as he has a low centre of gravity and the ability to change direction quickly, allowing him to beat defenders with ease. He is also capable of playing pinpoint crosses and accurate long balls, making him a potent threat in the final-third.

Defensively, Tierney is a tough and tenacious defender who is not afraid to make tackles and interceptions. He has excellent awareness and positioning, which enables him to cut out attacks before they become dangerous. the defender’s versatility is another important attribute as he can play as a left-back or left-wing-back, providing his team with tactical flexibility and giving him the ability to adjust to different formations.

The 25-year-old full-back’s dribbling, passing, crossing, and defensive abilities make him a key player for the North London side and the Scottish national team, and his versatility allows him to adapt to different tactical situations.

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Newcastle United are reportedly preparing to open talks for a fresh contract with their current primary left-back, Dan Burn, while also expressing interest in Kieran Tierney. Manager Eddie Howe and his team consider the Scottish defender’s expertise and adaptability as crucial characteristics for St. James’ Park.

With Tierney feeling unsatisfied with his frequent benching at Arsenal and growing frustrated with his current status, his departure from the club appears to be imminent. It’s speculated that the Magpies are willing to pay around £30m for the left-back in the hopes that the Gunners will accept the offer.

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