Manchester City are reportedly keen on bolstering their squad with the addition of Kieran Tierney, the Arsenal full-back, as per sources speaking to Football Insider.
Pep Guardiola has identified both full-back positions as key areas to strengthen in the upcoming transfer window, and Tierney is one of his targets.
The 25-year-old has seen his game time significantly reduced since the arrival of Oleksandr Zinchenko at Arsenal last summer, pushing him further down the pecking order.
As a result, the Scottish international is open to a move to another club and is reportedly being monitored by a number of teams.
Newcastle United was the first team to show interest in Tierney in February, and the player remains a top target for them.
Meanwhile, Aston Villa are also said to be keeping a close eye on the player’s situation.
🚨 Manchester City are looking into a deal for Arsenal left-back Kieran Tierney, with Aston Villa and Newcastle also interested in the 25-year-old.— Transfer News Live (@DeadlineDayLive) April 28, 2023
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It is believed that Manchester City is currently exploring the possibility of a deal with Arsenal, including the potential cost of the transfer, and whether the player would be interested in moving to the Etihad Stadium.
Despite Mikel Arteta’s refusal to admit the possibility of Tierney’s departure from Arsenal, insiders suggest that the likelihood of a deal being completed is high.
Arsenal are thought to value the Scottish defender at around £30 million, a figure that Manchester City would be willing to pay if the deal is deemed suitable.
The transfer would represent a significant coup for Guardiola’s side, as Tierney has proven himself to be a talented and versatile defender with his performances at both Arsenal and Celtic.
The 25-year-old full-back is reportedly open to a move and with a number of other clubs monitoring the out-of-favour Arsenal defenders’ situation.