Arsenal have reportedly told Newcastle United that it will cost them more than £30million to sign defensive target Kieran Tierney this summer.
Toon boss Eddie Howe has been confident of landing the Scotland international for a fee in the region of £30m as his ide prepares for life in the Champions League next season.
However, a report in the Daily Telegraph claims that the Gunners are looking to land a bigger fee for the player.
The 26-year-old has endured a frustrating season on a personal level in north London after struggling for regular game time.
The Gunners spent £25m to sign Tierney from Scottish champions Celtic in 2019 and the 26-year-old made a promising start to his Arsenal career.
But Tierney’s game time suffered following Oleksandr Zinchenko’s move from Manchester City last summer, with the Ukraine star proving a key player in the Gunners failed push for the Premier League title.
And that has led to Tierney weighing up his future at The Emirates this summer.
Tierney has made 123 appearances for Arsenal in total and remains under contract until 2026.
Tierney urged to fight for Arsenal spot
“Kieran Tierney is a good player who would definitely be a good fit for Newcastle but he’s also a good fit for Arsenal,” Barnes said.
“He’s an Arsenal player and Arsenal is a good fit for him. Of course they have Zinchenko who is playing in Tierney’s position right now, but I don’t see why at this particular point of time he would want to leave Arsenal.”
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