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Aston Villa poised to land Arsenal left-back Kieran Tierney

Aston Villa has emerged as a front-runner in the pursuit of Arsenal’s left-back Kieran Tierney, currently on loan with LaLiga outfit Real Sociedad, according to reports indicating the club’s ‘very interested’ stance.

Tierney’s journey with Arsenal began in 2019, following his transfer from Celtic. Over his tenure with the North London side, he has showcased his prowess in 124 appearances, contributing five goals and orchestrating 14 assists.

While on loan at Real Sociedad, Tierney has featured in five matches, providing one crucial assist. Unfortunately, his recent performances have been hampered by a hamstring injury, sidelining him for the last four fixtures.

Kieran Tierney
Kieran Tierney

The left-back’s market value, evaluated at 25 million euros by, adds allure to his potential transfer. On the international stage, Tierney has represented Scotland in 41 games, finding the net once.

Aston Villa’s manager, Unai Emery, is actively contemplating reinforcements for his squad, with a specific focus on the left-back position. The strategic pursuit of Tierney suggests the club’s commitment to fortifying their defensive lineup.

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While the Gunners’ willingness to part with Tierney at the end of the season remains uncertain, considering they acquired him for 27 million euros, the left-back’s contractual commitment until 2026 provides Arsenal with a degree of leverage.

The club faces no immediate pressure to offload Tierney, leaving the upcoming transfer negotiations shrouded in anticipation.

Aston Villa
Aston Villa

As the transfer window approaches, the football world awaits further developments in the potential acquisition of Kieran Tierney by Aston Villa, a move that could reshape the landscape of both clubs’ defensive dynamics.

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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.

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