Celtic captain reveals how Kieran Tierney has reacted to Arsenal transfer bids

first_img Comment Arsenal are reportedly closing in on a deal for the Celtic full-back (Picture: Getty)‘We’ll just wait and see what happens but here’s hoping he stays.‘As it stands he’s a Celtic player and I’d love him to stay because of what he’s done the last five seasons.’‘There’s always going to be speculation on top-quality players and that’s what Kieran is.‘There will always be speculation whether he goes through this window to the next window, it will always be there.‘That is what we expect when the team is doing so well and we’re doing well in Europe, and he’s performing well in Europe.‘It will always be there or thereabouts.’ Metro Sport ReporterThursday 1 Aug 2019 9:37 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link5.6kShares Kieran Tierney has not been distracted by the Arsenal transfer rumours, says Scott Brown (Picture: Getty)Celtic captain Scott Brown claims that Kieran Tierney has brushed off rumours linking him with Arsenal and is solely focused on returning to training ahead of the new season.Unai Emery identified Tierney as his priority left-back target at the start of the summer, but Arsenal’s two opening bids for the 22-year-old left-back were turned down by Celtic.In the last few days, though, Arsenal have made a breakthrough in their talks with Celtic and are reportedly confident of reaching an agreement after restructuring their second offer of £25million for the Scotland international.The Gunners are now willing to pay a larger proportion of the fee up front and it’s believed the two clubs are finally nearing a deal, with deadline day fast approaching.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityWhile Tierney could be forgiven for being distracted by the intense speculation, it appears the full-back is instead focusing his efforts on recovering from a recent injury.Asked how Tierney has been coping with rumours surrounding his future, Brown replied: ‘He’s fine, he’s just come back from an injury.‘He’s looking forward to trying to get himself back into training and get himself back on the pitch as well.‘He’s been a phenomenal player for us for the last five seasons. Tierney has reportedly told Celtic that he wants to play in the Premier League (Picture: Getty)Celtic goalkeeper Craig Gordon believes Arsenal will be getting a ‘massive player’ if they manage to get a deal over the line for Tierney this summer.‘You can’t say Kieran isn’t worth that kind of money,’ Gordon said.‘A £25m player could have been £5m a few years ago.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves‘That’s just what it is so we almost have to put that to one side and not look at the figures and only concentrate on the ability of the player.‘And Kieran has everything you’d want in a modern day full-back.‘Whoever manages to get him playing for them this season is lucky because he’s going to be a massive player for us or anybody else.’MORE: England’s Rugby World Cup bid will not suffer 2015 ‘off-field’ issues, says Mike Browncenter_img Advertisement Advertisement Celtic captain Scott Brown reveals how Kieran Tierney has reacted to Arsenal transfer speculationlast_img

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