Newcastle transfer news: How much Arsenal want for Kieran Tierney
Newcastle transfer news: How much Arsenal want for Kieran Tierney
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Newcastle transfer news: How much Arsenal want for Kieran Tierney

Newcastle United will reportedly have to pay at least £25million if they are to sign Kieran Tierney from Arsenal this summer.

That is according to the Northern Echo, who state that Arsenal have no intentions of selling Tierney at a loss amid interest from Newcastle.

The left-back signed for the Gunners in the summer of 2019, costing £25million from Celtic. Fast forward almost four years and Tierney is no longer first choice at the Emirates, with Oleksandr Zinchenko taking his place.

That has led to speculation that Newcastle could make a move for the Scotland international, with a new left-sided defender set to be on Eddie Howe’s summer wishlist.

And if Newcastle are serious about signing Tierney then they will need to propose a package worth at least £25million for Arsenal to consider selling.

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Kieran Tierney is Newcastle’s number one left-back target

Hopefully that figure should not be a problem for Newcastle, as it has been claimed by the Chronicle that Tierney is open to a move to St James’ Park ahead of next season.

The 25-year-old is seemingly keen, and the Northern Echo suggest that Newcastle are very keen too. They report that he is the Magpies’ number one target in the left-back position, adding that it is because of his ability and the fact he could be made available by Arsenal.

It could be a perfect storm that leads Tierney to Tyneside, but Toon fans will have slight concerns over his fitness. He has had recurring injuries during his time at Arsenal, which have coincided with him losing his place in the side.

But if he can avoid injury then there is no doubt that he is an improvement on what we currently have. He would be able to offer on the left what Kieran Trippier does on the right currently, giving us more balance. The Scot is capable of going both ways, and was previously described by Alan Shearer as ‘everything you want from a modern full-back‘.

Tierney would be a fantastic addition to Howe’s squad, and would be worthwhile investment at £25million.