Arsenal Set To Return With Third Kieran Tierney As Celtic Grow Frustrated – Report

By The Editor
on 16th July 2019

Arsenal are yet to agree a fee with Celtic for Kieran Tierney…



Arsenal are set to return with a third bid for Celtic left-back Kieran Tierney after the Scottish champions rejected the structure of payments we suggested in our second offer, The Scotsman reports.

The pressure is mounting on the Gunners hierarchy with very little movement made in the transfer window, while we’ve constantly heard about our ‘restricted budget’.

The report claims that our second bid would’ve eventually matched Celtic’s asking price of £25m, but the offer was heavily incentivised with add-on clauses and bonuses which put The Hoops off.

Celtic have been rather relaxed throughout this process and, in Tierney, they possess a player who isn’t angling for a move and would be happy to stay if a deal wasn’t reached.

Talks are said to be continuing between Raul Sanllehi and Celtic chief Peter Lawwell and it seems we’d have to offer more of the £25m up-front if we’re to get this deal over the line.

The Gunners hierarchy are now working under a different climate to that of the beginning of this window after fans across the globe launched a campaign questioning the desire of owner Stan Kroenke.

Kroenke completed a 100% takeover of Arsenal earlier this summer after purchasing Alisher Usmanov’s 30% stake and he’s since doubled down on his actions.

Apart from the statement packaged with his takeover announcement, Kroenke has been absent and didn’t even bother to attend the Europa League final.

Now, under private ownership, we’re told that a club of our stature only has £40million to spend this summer. That figure, regardless of how it’s spun, will never become understandable to most fans.

With no other signings said to be imminent, failing to get Tierney over the line may well send fans over the edge.