Arsenal lower asking price for Kieran Tierney ahead of potential exit

  • Tierney spent last season on loan at Real Sociedad
  • Arsenal are open to letting the player to leave this summer for £10m
    The player wants to play regular football
Real Sociedad v Deportivo Alaves - LaLiga EA Sports
Real Sociedad v Deportivo Alaves - LaLiga EA Sports / Ion Alcoba Beitia/GettyImages

Arsenal are prepared to sell Kieran Tierney for just £10m during the summer transfer window, effectively cutting their losses on the left-back. 

Tierney, who joined Arsenal from Celtic in 2019 for £25m, quickly became a fan favourite and a regular in the first team during his initial four seasons. However, injuries have hampered his progress, and the arrivals of Oleksandr Zinchenko and Jurrien Timber have pushed the 27-year-old down the pecking order under manager Mikel Arteta.

Last season, Tierney was loaned to Real Sociedad but struggled to establish himself as a regular, making only 14 starts in La Liga. With two years remaining on his contract, Arsenal are open to letting him move on this summer.

The Sunday Post reports that £10m will be sufficient for any interested club to sign Tierney. His former club, Celtic, has been linked with a move, though his Premier League wages could pose a challenge. Newcastle United and Aston Villa have also shown interest in Tierney in the past and may still consider him a valuable addition to their squads.

Arsenal lower asking price for fan favourite ahead of potential exit

Kieran Tierney
Arsenal defender Kieran Tierney / Robin Jones/GettyImages

In April, Tierney hinted that his future might lie away from the Emirates Stadium. Speaking to talkSPORT (via the Metro), he said, "It’s hard to put a finger exactly on it [why he left Arsenal to join Real Sociedad on loan], but just the way things had developed at Arsenal, the way the team was going and what had happened last season with game-time etc. 

“It probably worked best for both parties that I got out and got a new experience, some game-time. When you don’t play you do lose a bit of your confidence so to come over here and get that back as well has been great."

When asked if a return to Arsenal was possible, Kieran Tierney replied, "You never know in football. It’s probably quite rare that it happens when you come back from a loan. Of course, you’ve got circumstances like Saliba where they’ve just come back and I don’t think he’s been out of the team since. 

“But it’s maybe a bit different for someone who has played four years already and goes back, but you genuinely never know. Football is a mad place so let’s see what happens."