Arsenal Firm on Keeping Tierney: Demands £30 Million Amid Interest from Real Sociedad
The passage you provided talks about Arsenal’s stance on Kieran Tierney’s potential transfer. Real Sociedad is interested in acquiring left-back Kieran Tierney, but Arsenal is only willing to let him go for a fee of at least £30 million. Sociedad is interested in loaning Tierney instead of buying him outright in the summer of 2023, but Arsenal is not interested in this option. Arsenal’s clear perspective is to sell Tierney to generate £30 million.
Arsenal is open to negotiations if they receive any offers within the £30 million price range. However, Arsenal is not obligated to sell Tierney, as he is considered a backup option for Oleksandr Zinchenko on the left flank.
Kieran Tierney joined Arsenal from Celtic in 2019 for £25 million. In the previous season, he struggled to secure a starting position over Zinchenko, only starting in 6 Premier League matches. Even during the Summer 2023 tour, Tierney did not start any matches for Arsenal, despite Zinchenko being injured.
Currently, Tierney is under contract with Arsenal until 2026, and he himself has no intention of leaving Emirates this summer.
In the coming time, Arsenal is likely to send Marquinhos on loan to Nantes. The French team has agreed to pay Arsenal a loan fee of £250,000, while also covering half of the Brazilian player’s wages.