Former Scotland and Premier League attacker Charlie Adam has boldly claimed that Kieran Tierney is worth at least twice as much as what Arsenal paid for him in the summer of 2019.
Ex-Gunners boss Unai Emery bought the left-back from Celtic for £25 million. (BBC) Tierney has had his issues with injuries, but when he is fit, he is one of Arsenal’s best players.
Adam knows Tierney well having watched him closely for quite a few years now. The former Stoke City star has boldly claimed that his compatriot is ‘ready now’ to play for European giants like Real Madrid and Manchester City.
He told BBC Radio Scotland: “Would it surprise me if a Real Madrid, a Man City or any of the clubs in the top echelons come in for him in the summer? I think he’s ready now.
“He’s 23, he signed for Arsenal injured and was out for a spell with groin and shoulders problems. But he’s come back and has matured into a top player. I believe he can go to the next level again. You’re starting at £50m too.”
The Insider’s View:
In a world where Ben Chilwell is worth £50 million, Arsenal getting Tierney for half of that is a humongous bargain.
The Scotsman is arguably the best left-back in the Premier League, and it really wouldn’t be a surprise to see a top club make a move for him at some point.
Arsenal fans wouldn’t even dare to imagine the possibility of Tierney leaving. Supporters view the 23-year-old as a future skipper, and if he can stay fit, he is most people’s first choice to take over Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s armband when the Gabon star moves on.
Mikel Arteta will certainly miss Tierney for the next month or so. Losing the Scotsman to his injury is a massive blow, but the good thing is he will return before the end of the season – hopefully for the Europa League final if we get there.