Newcastle United were expected to sign Kieran Tierney from Arsenal earlier this year, and could now be making a fresh move.

The Magpies are looking to be creative during the final weeks of the transfer window, and are exploring loan options as the recruitment team bid to further strengthen Eddie Howe‘s squad.

They have already done that with the additions of Sandro Tonali, Harvey Barnes and Tino Livramento. We saw Tonali and Barnes make their debuts at the weekend, and they immediately proved their worth. Tonali was particularly impressive, and was Newcastle’s star performer against Aston Villa.

Despite a near perfect performance, Howe is still looking for further signings. He wants a left-back and a right-sided centre-back.

Tierney is an option for the former, with Newcastle looking to sign him on loan with an option or obligation to buy. Another option is Marc Cucurella from Chelsea.

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Now the Chronicle have provided an update on the situation, as the Magpies make their move for Tierney.

Newcastle make first move to try to sign Kieran Tierney

According to the Chronicle, Newcastle have made fresh contact with Arsenal about signing Tierney. They state that he is valued at £30million by the Gunners, which is £5million more than what they signed him for back in 2019.

However, the Chronicle add that Arsenal are now seriously considering letting the 26-year-old leave on loan.

That is exactly what Newcastle want, as £30million is seemingly too much for the club to spend right now.

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It will be interesting to see what kind of deal Newcastle do pursue. You have to imagine it would be loan with an option to buy, rather than an obligation. That way the Magpies can make their mind up over whether or not the Scottish ‘warrior‘ is a good fit for Howe’s side.

The Toon boss is a long-term admirer of Tierney, so you have to imagine he would be suitable. If he were to arrive, he would compete with Dan Burn and Matt Targett for the left-back slot at St James’ Park.

With the Livramento deal wrapped up, Newcastle are now looking for further defensive additions, and have made the first move to try and get Tierney to Tyneside.

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