Arsenal Journalist Makes “One To Watch” Claim As Celtic’s Chances Of Landing 26 y/o Defender Get A Boost

Arsenal Journalist Makes “One To Watch” Claim As Celtic’s Chances Of Landing 26 y/o Defender Get A Boost

Celtic are “one to watch” in the race to sign Arsenal defender Kieran Tierney, according to CBS Sports reporter James Benge.

The journalist, who has strong sources at the Gunners, claims the lack of interest in the 26-year-old from other clubs makes a return to Glasgow more likely, even if the Hoops may struggle to afford the deal financially:

“I am intrigued what happens with Tierney because I don’t exactly think Arsenal have been overloaded with offers. The one to watch there is what Celtic can put together, they would love to have him back, I know Brendan Rodgers is back there and they had such success together.”

“They couldn’t get very close to Tierney’s wages I don’t think and I don’t know about a transfer fee but based on what we know about Tierney, I would be interested to see if Celtic can put together on that front as right now, Arsenal aren’t getting these great offers like they are expecting to get for (Folarin) Balogun.”

A return to Celtic Park would suit everyone

Tierney had struggled to get any game time whatsoever for Arsenal this season. Even with Jurrien Timber out injured, the left-back was overlooked for the Crystal Palace fixture on Monday night, with Takehiro Tomiyasu starting the match instead.

It’s obvious that his future lies away from the Emirates and a move back to Scotland would make sense for the player, even if it is on loan.

Rodgers needs reinforcements before the transfer window closes

It’s clear that Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers would like to add more quality to his squad ahead of the transfer deadline, especially after the club were knocked out of the Scottish League Cup.

Left-back is an area that could be improved upon, with Greg Taylor currently struggling for form, and bringing in someone like Tierney would be a major upgrade in that position.

David Tully

David Tully

David has worked as a football reporter for the last fifteen years. Having started as an intern at Snack Media, he then went on to become a freelancer, working on various different sites. At the start of 2023, he took up his current role as content writer for National World's Football News Network.