Arsenal will make a third bid to Celtic for star defender Kieran Tierney this week – but should the Gunners now meet the Hoops’ demands?
According to the Daily Record, Arsenal will make a third bid for the left-back, after the Scottish champions turned down the opening two offers.
The second rejected offer was reportedly worth up to £25 million in total, however, Celtic are looking to recieve the majority of the fee upfront.
Arsenal have just over two weeks to get a deal over the line, with boss Unai Emery calling for patience over three or four big summer signings.
Tierney appears to be one of Arsenal’s top transfer targets ahead of the new season, and if the Gunners can get a deal over the line, the Scot would more than likely begin the campaign as first choice.
The left-back is still only 22 but already has four years of senior experience behind him, winning eight major honours with his boyhood club during that time.
Tierney would bring plenty of defensive and attacking qualities to the Emirates and would more than likely be the answer to the Gunners’ full-back problems for years to come.
Instead of trying to negotiate a deal with various add-ons, Arsenal should now just bite the bullet and offer Celtic £25 million upfront, otherwise, it could leave the club with egg on their face and a wasted summer window in their pursuit of the highly-rated left-back.