Arsenal left-back Kieran Tierney on Newcastle United’s radar

Arsenal left-back Kieran Tierney has emerged as a summer transfer target for Newcastle United.


Kieran Tierney, 25, moved to Arsenal from his boyhood club Celtic back in 2019 in a £25 million deal. He signed a new five-year contract in 2021, but injury problems and the impressive form of summer signing Oleksandr Zinchenko has seen him lose his starting spot under Mikel Arteta.

To date, the Scotland international has started just four Premier League fixtures throughout this campaign, although he has featured prominently in all of Arsenal’s EFL Cup, Europa League and FA Cup games. Tierney reportedly wants to enjoy regular game time and is open to a summer switch to cash-rich Newcastle United.

The Magpies have enjoyed a fantastic 2022/23 Premier League and reached the Carabao Cup final, where they lost 2-0 to Manchester United at Wembley Stadium on Sunday. Eddie Howe has been significantly backed by the club’s Saudi owners in the last two transfer windows and he will be hoping to bring in more quality players in the summer.

Kieran Tierney could be an astute signing for Newcastle

Kieran Tierney has been a solid performer for Arsenal since arriving from Celtic four years ago, racking up 18 goal contributions in 112 appearances whilst winning the FA Cup. However, injuries have hindered his progress at the Emirates Stadium, thus, forcing him into a back-up role this season as Mikel Arteta’s men push for Premier League glory.

When fully fit and running, the Scotsman has been an asset for the Gunners on the left channel. If he can stay injury free and get back to performing at those levels, the 25-year-old could become an astute signing for Newcastle United.

With Newcastle’s Dan Burn no more a spring chicken and having to operate at his less-familiar role at left-back to accommodate the centre-back pairing of Sven Botman and Fabian Schar, Tierney may find himself enjoying regular opportunities under Eddie Howe. At 25, the Scotland international is edging towards the best years of his career, so it is no surprise to see him wanting to leave Arsenal for more playing time elsewhere.

Newcastle are a club that has made massive progress in the last six months and may well be the ideal destination for Tierney to get his career back on track.

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