Arsenal manager Unai Emery has reportedly earmarked Kieran Tierney as a potential option to strengthen the left-back spot during this summer’s transfer window.
The Gunners have regularly utilised the services of Nacho Monreal and Sead Kolasinac on the left side of the backline this term, but the latter has recently enjoyed success in the wing-back position.
Still, The Mirror claims that Emery is keen on pursuing another player in Tierney for the position and the Scot could be one of three signings for the Gunners this summer.
It is added that Leicester City also hold an interest in the Hoops graduate but the Gunners could have the edge in the youngster’s pursuit, given the nature of Brendan Rodgers’ departure from Celtic mid-season to join the Foxes.
Tierney has been regularly associated with a Premier League move over the years and with the season approaching its final stages, he has once more been linked with a probable exit.
With Kolasinac showcasing a good run of form, there seems no concerns regarding his position with the team and any pursuit on Tierney could influence the future of Nacho Monreal at the club.
Unlike Kolasinac, Monreal is approaching the final stages of his career at 33 and there has been no update regarding his contract renewal beyond the summer.
Still, ESPN has recently claimed that the club have triggered a 12-month extension clause on his contract and the same should come to clarity when the campaign concludes.
Meanwhile, any move for Tierney won’t be easy, considering the left-back has more than four years remaining on his contract with the reigning Scottish champions.
Arsenal are said to have a limited budget of just £45m to spend for the summer but that could be enhanced with the possible qualification for next season’s Champions League.
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