Real Madrid are reportedly preparing a £50 million offer to lure Kieran Tierney out of Arsenal, as the Scottish full-back impresses their chief scout.
According to the Sunday Post, Real Madrid are preparing a big offer to land Kieran Tierney in the summer, as the full-back continues to impress at Arsenal. It is suggested the La Liga giants are ready to shell out £50 million for the Scottish left-back.
Mikel Arteta’s project revolves around young players, and the Spaniard has stamped his authority on the team in the last few months. While the team has worked well together and started to stitch a strong run of results of late, there is a certain risk with the whole process.
As Arsenal close in on a top-four finish, much of the credit for their spirited performances should go to the younger players. Arteta would certainly want the players to stick around for a long time and try to win trophies with the club. But there is a risk that some stars will get plucked away by big clubs.
The inevitability of the theory suggests Arsenal will need to prepare themselves for approaches for some of their talented stars. The process seemingly began with Real Madrid showing interest in left-back Kieran Tierney.
The La Liga giants have been interested in Tierney for some time, and now they are convinced the Scottish defender may be the perfect candidate to become their long-term option in the in the left-back spot. Real Madrid had sent chief scout Juni Calafat to watch Arsenal in action, and he has returned with a glowing report of the full-back.
The report suggests, Calafat was sent to scout Bukayo Saka and instead had his head turned by Tierney’s performances. Hence, Real Madrid are ready to make a sensational £50 million bid to test Arsenal’s resolve in the summer transfer window.
The suggestion is that Arsenal may be tempted to cash in if a sizeable offer comes their way to fund the project to the next level. While Tierney remains an integral part of Arteta’s system, it remains to be seen if the manager will give his approval for such a move.
Real Madrid are stepping up their efforts to sign Tierney and do not want to make a low bid, as it may open the door to other suitors. They want to wrap up a possible move as soon as possible and could begin talks with Arsenal at the earliest.
It remains to be seen if Arsenal are willing to accept a £50 million bid for a player who only recently signed a new long-term contract at the club. The intention of the extension was to keep hold of one of their best transfer dealings in recent years, which may leave Real Madrid in a tricky position.