Arsenal and Celtic have moved one step closer to an agreement for the transfer of left-back Kieran Tierney to North London. The Gunners had previously had their bid of £14 million rejected, and have since upped their offer to £18.75 million which has been accepted by the Scottish Premiership champions.
The 22-year-old Manx-born defender, who has 12 caps for Scotland, will travel to London this week to discuss personal terms with Unai Emery‘s side and is expected to agree a five-year contract at the Emirates Stadium.
Arsenal have been chasing Tierney for over 18 months and will be delighted to have finally secured the player’s signature, seemingly putting the future of Sead Kolasinac and Nacho Monreal in some doubt, with at least one of those two players set to leave the Emirates this summer. Monreal is reportedly ready to return to his homeland of Spain whilst Kolasinac is wanted by German giants Borussia Dortmund.
Tierney has been a revelation in Scotland, helping Celtic to four straight league titles, and the player is said to be excited for the next challenge in his career, a move to the English Premier League.