Arsenal are set to offer Kieran Tierney a life-changing £20million contract as they look to make the left-back their first signing of the summer, according to The Sun.
The left-back is keen to join the Gunners but the club’s opening bid of £15million has been rejected by Celtic with the Scottish champions demanding a fee of at least £25m.
Tierney, though a Celtic fan, wants to further his career and is understood to have asked for the opportunity to talk to interested clubs.
Arsenal will reportedly offer Kieran Tierney a £20m contract to tempt him to leave Celtic
And Arsenal’s chiefs are prepared to sanction a massive five-year deal for the 22-year-old.
The north London outfit would be willing to pay the Scot somewhere in the region of £70,000-a-week,seeing him make a around £4m a year.
Tierney saw a move to Everton fall through last summer and has interest from Napoli too this time round.
Team-mates believe he will leave this window with Arsenal optimistic they can reach a compromise with Celtic who have already identified possible replacements.
The 22-year-old Tierney has had hip and hernia issues in recent months and subsequently underwent surgery for a double hernia at the end of May. He is hopeful, however, of being fit for pre-season.
The London club’s opening bid of £15million has been rejected by the Scottish champions