Arsenal & Celtic’s Kieran Tierney: Agreement is close
According to the Scottish Daily Mail on Wednesday, Arsenal seem to be on the verge of signing Celtic’s Kieran Tierney.
Arsenal’s pursuit of Tierney has been going on for weeks.
Indeed, Celtic manager Neil Lennon has publicly discussed Arsenal’s bids for the defender. Lennon has previously confirmed that Arsenal have failed to meet Celtic’s valuation.
However, the Scottish Daily Mail today tell readers that Arsenal are to meet Celtic’s “magic number”.
That figure is 25 million pounds.
Stephen McGowan [Most reliable Journo covering Cetlic]: #AFC are set to meet Celtic’s £25m valuation for Kieran Tierney. Clubs were moving closer to agreeing a deal last night. It’s understood that by the time Celtic travel to Romania next Tuesday, KT could finally be a Gunner. pic.twitter.com/60WuMKM0oI
— Arsènic™ (@MrArsenicTM) July 31, 2019
Kieran Tierney’s Arsenal transfer timetable revealed
On Tuesday, Celtic progressed through the third round of the Champions League qualifiers.
Celtic have lined up a tie against Romanian club CFR Cluj. The first-leg is next Tuesday.
The Scottish Daily Mail believe that Arsenal may wrap up their deal for Tierney before Celtic’s next Champions League tie.
Could Arsenal sign any more players this summer?
Nicolas Pepe may complete his transfer to Arsenal from Lille today.
Dani Ceballos, meanwhile, has already joined Arsenal on a season-long loan from Real Madrid.
According to BBC reporter David Ornstein, Arsenal’s focus in the final days of the summer window are likely to be spent on trying to boost their backline.
The Gunners are reportedly looking to sign a centre-back as well as Celtic’s Tierney.
At the same time, Laurent Koscielny appears close to exiting the club, while Shkodran Mustafi is also up for sale.
Arsenal in talks with number of clubs over Shkodran Mustafi exit. 27yo (contract until 2021) wants to stay + prove himself. But #AFC want permanent or loan departure. Also hope to bolster central defence pre-deadline & retain interest in Celtic left-back Kieran Tierney #CelticFC
— David Ornstein (@bbcsport_david) July 30, 2019