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Arsenal target Kieran Tierney advised to quit Celtic for one reason

Arsenal target Kieran Tierney has been advised to quit Celtic for one reason

Arsenal target Kieran Tierney has been advised to quit Celtic for one reason (Pic: GETTY)

That’s according to former Scotland and Liverpool defender Steve Nicol.

The Gunners have made Celtic left-back Tierney a top target this summer.

The Hoops rejected a £15m bid from Arsenal last week for the Scot, with Neil Lennon feeling their offer was way off the mark.

It is not known if Tierney, who is currently battling to get back to full fitness after double hernia surgery last month, is keen on leaving the club he has been with since he was just eight years old.

However, speaking on ESPN FC, ex-full-back Nicol advised Tierney to make the switch south of the border to a top Premier League side.

When asked if he thought it would be a good move for both parties, Nicol said: “Yes. Tierney’s a good player, I think he’s probably reached his peak at Celtic.

“I think stepping up to the tougher challenge will better his game.

“So yes, I think Arsenal right now need a new left-back, a young left-back.

Kieran Tierney has a serious decision to make this summer with Arsenal keen to sign him

Tierney has a serious decision to make this summer with Arsenal keen to sign him (Pic: GETTY)

“I think potentially he’s the guy.”

Meanwhile, Bhoys legend Chris Sutton has revealed he was disappointed with Arsenal’s approach for Tierney.

Writing in his Daily Record column, the former Chelsea and England striker described the £15m bid as “disrespectful” for Scottish football.

“Kieran Tierney should be insulted by Arsenal’s bids for him,” Sutton said.

Celtic legend Chris Sutton says he was disappointed with Arsenal's £15m bid

Celtic legend Chris Sutton says he was disappointed with Arsenal’s £15m bid (Pic: GETTY)

“Celtic and Scottish football should also be seeing disrespect in what the Gunners are offering.

“Yet again I’m having the same argument I’ve been having year-on-year since Virgil van Dijk was inexplicably allowed to leave Celtic for a fee of £13million in the summer of 2015.

“Nothing has changed. English clubs believed then they could get away with transfer market murder and they still do.

“Fair enough all clubs start low in a bidding process but £15m for Tierney smacks of disgusting contempt.

“Not just for Celtic and Scottish football but for the boy.”

Original article: https://www.dailystar.co.uk/sport/football/788931/Arsenal-transfer-news-Kieran-Tierney-Celtic

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