Celtic defender Kieran Tierney is a man in demand, but Arsenal are finding it difficult to prise him away from Parkhead this summer.
With Nacho Monreal in his 30's and Sead Kolasinac somewhat unconvincing, Unai Emery has made a new left back a prime target ahead of the new season.
The move is believed to total £25million – which Celtic would usually be interested in – but the structure of the deal means the Bhoys have rejected the bid.
Tierney, 22, has been a first-team star for Celtic over the last four years, racking up more than 150 appearances for the club whilst winning four league titles.
The Scottish international has unsurprisingly caught the eye, and despite some injury problems last season, Arsenal are pushing to bring him to the Premier League.
The latest bid being rejected hasn't gone down too well though, with some Arsenal fans blasting Celtic for being 'a joke' and 'hypocrites' for rejecting £25million, which is their valuation, seemingly unaware that Celtic are within their rights to demand a payment plan that works for them.
Others are fed up of the saga and just want Arsenal to give up on Tierney, with some turning their anger towards Arsenal themselves for penny pinching and not making serious offers for their top targets.
I suggest we give up on signing this Tierney guy. I'm fed up.— King Legacyfied (@KingLegacyfied) July 15, 2019
I think we should pull this deal. If Dembele went for less than this then there’s no chance we should paying £6m more for a left back. Should go for Jamal Lewis instead + a player/loan.— Sam (@SK_arsenal) July 15, 2019
Celtic are a joke!— AFCBLOOD (@rfstokes44) July 15, 2019
Then it will mean we are not confident of his fitness. I think we should pass this player. He's good, but injury prone.— Fair Play Gooner (@FairPlayGooner) July 15, 2019
Injury prone, and celtic are being real asses. We should pull out of this deal. Theres Ben Chilwell.— Michael (@NedgeStudios) July 15, 2019
No thanks you can keep him— James Lowe (@lowey133) July 15, 2019
So once again penny pinching. This transfer will not happen.— PurchasingGunner (@SecurityGooner) July 14, 2019
As usual the Comedy team that deal with our transfer negotiations,seem to be intent on screwing up,yet another transfer.Can see it now,if we continue to mess around with the Tierney deal,someone coming in and getting him.Won't even blame Celtic as you know it's us. #Tierney #AFC— Matthew Casson (@Casson12) July 15, 2019
What a bunch of hypocrites Celtic are, we gave them the 25 million they asked for and they rejected it i can completely understand if the reason they rejected it was because Tierney doesn't want to leave but if he does you can't stand in his way— claude (@AFC_Claude) July 15, 2019
Kieren Tierney averages around 30 games a season due to his injury record. Every season he misses large chunks because he always seems to be injured. Good player, no doubt about that but maybe Arsenal should look elsewhere for a left back if Celtic won't accept £25m— AFC BAM (@ArsenalHomerton) July 15, 2019
#AFC | Celtic have rejected our latest bid for Tierney. I appreciate that lots of transfer fees are paid in instalments etc but as a selling club you’d want the majority up front so you can sign/replace immediately.— Harry Symeou (@HarrySymeou) July 15, 2019
If we’re serious about this lad, do what it takes #Arsenal
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