Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is interested in signing Arsenal defender Kieran Tierney if recent reports are to be believed.
Tierney joined the Gunners back in the summer of 2019, signing from Scottish giants Celtic for a reported £25million. Despite some injury woes, he has been a solid addition to the north Londoners’ backline, consistently performing at left-back as well as a left-sided centre-back in a back three during the club’s 2020 FA Cup triumph.
However, The Scotsman have now reported that the City are keeping tabs on him as they look to bolster their defence this summer after winning their fourth Premier League title in the last five years. Citizens manager Guardiola is said to be a fan of the tough-tackling fullback and the Spaniard has reportedly identified Tierney as a target if he is unable to sign Brighton’s Marc Cucurella in the coming weeks.
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Still, the 25-year-old signed a new long-term contract at the Emirates Stadium just last summer, with the deal keeping him at the club until 2026 – meaning it would likely take a huge bid to prise him away from Arsenal. Speaking at the time of Tierney’s renewal, manager Mikel Arteta said: “This is great news for us today.
“As manager of the club, speaking on behalf of the coaching staff and the entire staff, it’s a pleasure to work with KT. His quality, energy, commitment and professionalism, not only on matchdays, but every day in training are always at such a high level.
“KT gives us so much extra strength both defensively and offensively and it’s great to know that he’ll be with us for the long term. Since his move from Celtic, his work ethic and quality has ensured that he is already one of most exciting players in the Premier League and a hugely important part of our team, both on and off the pitch.
“I know all the fans will join me, the players and staff in looking forward to seeing KT playing in an Arsenal shirt for a few more years!”
Source by Football London