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Arsenal asking price for Kieran Tierney revealed as defender eyes summer exit

Arsenal are reportedly ready to take a significant hit on Kieran Tierney, as they prepare to permanently part ways with the Gunners defender.

The north Londoners shelled out a record £25million to lure the left-back from Celtic in 2019. Despite being a regular for three years, albeit hampered by injuries, the Scottish international fell out of favour under Mikel Arteta and spent the previous season on loan at Real Sociedad, making 20 appearances in La Liga.

The Spanish outfit had an option to buy included in the deal but chose not to exercise it, leaving Tierney's future at Arsenal uncertain. The 27-year-old is not expected to remain at the Emirates Stadium and is likely to move on this summer, with numerous clubs predicted to show interest.

According to The Sunday Post, Arsenal are willing to accept offers around £10million, less than half of what they paid Celtic five years ago, marking a substantial loss. Celtic are on the hunt for a new left-back to challenge Greg Taylor, and there have been whispers of a triumphant return for Tierney.

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However, the transfer fee and wages would likely exceed what they could afford, suggesting a loan move would be the only feasible option. Premier League sides Newcastle and Aston Villa have previously been linked, reports Football Scotland.

Tierney, currently with the Scotland squad, is set to jet off to Germany for the Euros. He's expected to take up his usual position as left centre-back against the host nation on Friday.

Any potential exit is likely to be spoken about after Scotland's participation in the tournament. Arsenal sporting director Edu will be keen to offload a number of stars this summer with the likes of Thomas Partey, Emile Smith Rowe and Eddie Nketiah all linked with moves away.