Having rumbled on for weeks now, it looks as if Kieran Tierney
is finally going to become an Arsenal player.
According to The
Scottish Sun, Arsenal and Celtic have agreed a fee of £25 million for the
left-back – who is now on this way to London to agree personal terms and have a
medical ahead of the transfer window slamming shut at 5pm tomorrow.
The outlet adds that Tierney and his agent Allan Preston
were earlier spotted at Edinburgh Airport awaiting a flight to London.
Scottish international Tierney has been with Celtic since he
was seven years of age, with the 22-year-old now seemingly bringing a close to
his 15 years at the Glasgow giants.
It’s expected that the player will sign a five-year deal
worth £75,000 per week at The Emirates.
Should everything go smoothly with this deal, Tierney will
see himself competing with Nacho Monreal and Sead Kolasinac for the Arsenal
That said, Kolasinac has been used in a more advanced position
at times, while Monreal found himself playing at centre-back last season – not to
mention both of those players have had their fair share of injury problems.
Kieran Tierney will be manager Unai Emery’s fifth signing of
the summer – joining Nicolas Pepe, William Saliba, Gabriel Martinelli and loan
signing Dani Ceballos in moving to The Gunners.