Kieran Tierney

Bent says Kieran Tierney will be desperate to join Arsenal this summer

Former Tottenham Hotspur ace Darren Bent has said that Celtic defender Kieran Tierney will be desperate to join Arsenal this summer. The Scotland international has already been the subject of a couple of bids from the Gunners, but so far, the Hoops have declined to do business with the north London giants.

Speaking to Football Insider, Bent suggested that Tierney will be eager to link up with the Gunners, considering he has the opportunity to succeed at a higher level in the Premier League, he quipped: “He’s desperate to leave Celtic and join Arsenal in the Premier League, I’m sure of that. He will want to show he can do it in the world’s biggest league and at a higher level.”

Forrest raves about the ability of Kieran Tierney amid Arsenal link

Celtic attacker James Forrest has said that Kieran Tierney can be regarded as one of the best left-backs in the world despite plying his trade in a lower league. The Scotland international has racked 170 appearances for the Hoops since graduating through the youth ranks and his progress has caught the eye of several elite clubs including Arsenal, who have made an approach to recruit him this summer.

Speaking to reporters, Forrest was full of praise for his teammate and stated that Tierney is up there with some of the best full-backs in the world. He added that there is nothing similar between Tierney and Liverpool’s AndrewRobertson, and Scotland are blessed to have both players in their squad, he said:

Lennon suggests Tierney may require surgery on a groin problem

Celtic’s interim boss Neil Lennon has indicated that Kieran Tierney may need an operation in order to rectify a groin problem. The Scotland international has been carrying the injury over the course of the campaign, but Lennon suggests that the left-back may have to go under the knife when the season comes to a close.

Speaking after the club’s goalless draw against Hibernian, Lennon acknowledged that the Scot will be visiting a specialist in the near future to assess the severity of the problem. He added that the young defender may require a surgery, although the club are determined to delay the same until the end of the season, he said: “He is a bit sore, he is going to see a specialist this week to get a clear indication of where he is. He may require surgery but we are trying to hold that off until the end of the season.”