Arsenal have reopened talks with Celtic about the proposed transfer of Kieran Tierney.
Discussions between the two sides appeared to have reached a stalemate, after the Scottish champions refused to accept Arsenal’s proposed payment structure, despite having met their £25 million valuation for the layer.
The Gunners wanted part of the fee to be paid in instalments and to be based on add-ons, whilst the Hoops were insisting that the full amount should be paid, with no provisos or other preconditions.
However, talks have now been resumed, with the two clubs not far apart in their valuation, and Arsenal believe that can reach an agreement with Celtic that will be acceptable to both sides.
The 22-year old boyhood Celtic fan is not agitating for a move, but is open to the prospect of joining Arsenal. That is not only because it will substantially increase his weekly salary, but also because playing in a more high profile league will enhance his chances of competing successfully with Liverpool’s Andy Robertson for the left-back spot in the Scottish National side.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.