Manchester City will only pursue a bid for the Scotland international at the end of the current transfer window, but the club is still interested in acquiring Arsenal defender Kieran Tierney, according to news reports.
However, with the kick-off of the English Premier League, Kieran Tierney had ambitious goals for Arsenal. He had the desire to travel to Qatar for the 2022 World Cup representing Scotland.
Unfortunately, his left knee began to hurt back in April and prompted surgery. That ultimately led him to rest for three months. To date, he has played 88 Arsenal matches and has helped Arsenal score 16 goals.
Kieran Tierney transfer to Arsenal cost £25 million and he has a £75,000-a-week contract that expires in four years. It is unclear how much they would let him go for, but it would definitely cost more than what they paid for.
Speculations are about why Manchester City want to sign him, as some suggested that it is due to Arsenal signing their former player Oleksander Zinchenko.
“I would say it’s the most important role in my decision because I’ve known Mister [Arteta] for a while, I used to work with him at Manchester City,” Zinchenko is quoted as saying to the U.K. media.
“Since the first day at City I knew that he’s going to be a very good manager,” he said.
Kieran Tierney (born 5 June 1997) is a Scottish professional footballer and plays for the Scotland national team as a left-back or centre-back.
Tierney progressed through the Celtic youth system before making his first-team debut in April 2015 and his full international debut in March 2016.
He joined Arsenal in August 2019 for a record fee for both a Scottish national and a Scottish league player.
Arsenal avoided a repeat of last season’s disastrous start by defeating Crystal Palace 2-0 on Friday.
It was a great start for the London club in the kick off to the Premier League’s 30th season, compared to last season when they started with a disaster which is, on record, their worst start to a league season in 67 years.
The Gunners were defeated 2-0 at Brentford on the opening night of last season.
Arsenal fought back to defeat Crystal Palace on the opening day this season, with Gabriel Martinelli scoring the first goal before Crystal Palace’s defender Marc Guehi turned the ball into his own net.
Arsenal’s new recruit, striker Gabriel Jesus joined the club from Manchester City in the summer.
He looked to be off to a flying start but his shot was blocked.