Celtic captain Scott Brown believes that new Arsenal signing Kieran Tierney has the capabilities to play for either Barcelona or Paris Saint-Germain.
The 22-year-old finally completed a dramatic late move to the Emirates on deadline day after the Gunners targeted the left-back for the majority of the summer.
Tierney cost the club around £25 million, with Arsenal fans expected to see the Scot in action in around four-six weeks time as he continues to recover from a double hernia operation.
And Hoops skipper Brown, talking to the media, cited by Football Scotland, was quick to praise the highly-rated defender, claiming he could end up at either the La Liga or Ligue 1 champions.
You don’t know what could happen. He could have a fantastic couple of seasons and end up at Barcelona or PSG or wherever.
But is Tierney really that good?
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In our opinion, yes, he certainly is. Tierney appears to be the kind of player Arsenal have been crying out for to solve their left-back problems. He’s defensively sound and regularly makes multiple interceptions, reading the game with ease.
The Scot is also impressive going forward. He’ll have no trouble when up to speed in supporting the attack with overlapping runs and providing dangerous balls into the box for Arsenal’s formidable attacking options.
Tierney has a tireless work rate and will only improve with age, so the prospect of the likes of Barcelona or Paris Saint-Germain coming in for him could easily materialise if he lives up to his billing at the Emirates.
At just £25 million, a move for Tierney appears to be a great piece of business by the Gunners. He’ll more than likely cement himself as the first choice left-back under Unai Emery in the coming months and has the versatility to cope in a back four or back five.