The imminent departure of Arsenal defender Kieran Tierney will come as something of a blow to north London rivals Tottenham Hotspur, it has been revealed.
For those not aware, the name of Scottish international Tierney has taken its place front and centre in the headlines at Arsenal over the course of the last 24 hours.
This comes after word was forthcoming that the former Celtic standout is all set to seal a long-awaited departure from the club.
After slipping ever further down the pecking order at The Emirates under the watch of Mikel Arteta, Tierney has agreed to take his talents to Spain, with Real Sociedad.
As confirmed by Gunners transfer expert David Ornstein, the 26-year-old will join La Real on loan for the 2023/24 campaign, in a deal which is not expected to feature an option to buy.
As alluded to above, though, whilst those in a position of power at Arsenal will no doubt be pleased to shift Tierney’s wages off their books for the time being, those on the other half of the north London divide will be altogether less enthused with the news of the Scot’s exit.
This comes with Tottenham Hotspur having also been in negotiations with Real Sociedad, in a bid to offload an out-of-favour left-back.
The player in question? Sergio Reguilon.
Spanish international Reguilon is understood to sit some way down the defensive pecking order of new Spurs boss Ange Postecoglou.
His exit, with a view to a future sale, would therefore have marked a welcome piece of business at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Daniel Levy and co, however, will now be forced to seek out alternative suitors.