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Man City 'plotting shock move for Arsenal defender Kieran Tierney'

Man City 'plotting shock move for Arsenal defender Kieran Tierney'

This would be a major transfer.

Manchester City are planning a shock swoop for Arsenal defender Kieran Tierney this summer, according to a new report.

Tierney was signed by the Gunners in the summer of 2019 from Celtic and, after recovering from an injury setback suffered during his time in Scotland, became an important member of the Arsenal side.

He won the club's player of the month award for June 2020 and was in the starting XI for the FA Cup final win over Chelsea in the same year.

Over recent seasons, however, injuries have affected the Scotland international, and he has found himself behind Oleksandr Zinchenko in the pecking order at left-back this term.

He did have some success adapting to the inverted wing-back role that Zinchenko plays to such good effect, but he has started just one Premier League game in 2023.

Now, it is claimed that title rivals City may try to sign him.

Man City 'keen on Kieran Tierney'

According to Football Insider, City are 'exploring the conditions of a deal' that would see Tierney move to the Etihad Stadium this summer.

It is claimed that the Scottish left-back would be 'open' to a new challenge, and may see the opportunity of playing for Pep Guardiola's side as the ideal destination.

Furthermore, Arsenal are said to value Tierney at around £30 million, which could be a figure that sees him leave the club this summer.

But Newcastle have also been heavily linked with the 25-year-old, and the potential lure of Champions League football plus the promise of more regular football than at City may sway him to accept any offer from Eddie Howe's side.

The Sun claimed last week that the Magpies are 'confident' of sealing a deal for the left-back, and he could be Howe's first signing of the summer as the club prepare to take part in European competition for the first time since the 2012/13 season.

Their 4-1 win over Everton on Thursday means they are in third position in the Premier League, eight points ahead of fifth-placed Tottenham with six games to play.

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Topics: Manchester City, Premier League, Arsenal, Transfers