Boss announces ‘he is expecting Arsenal offer’ for sought after defender in coming days
Celtic manager Neil Lennon would not be surprised if Arsenal return with an improved offer for Kieran Tierney.
With Arsenal boss Unai Emery seeking to wrap up his summer of transfer business, the Spaniard is keen to acquire a new defender or two to help improve the very shaky back-line.
And he has been chasing the talented Tierney all summer, with the Scottish champions rejecting two Arsenal bids for the left-back, who is close to a return to full training following pelvic problems and a double hernia operation.
But with only a few days left in the transfer window, Lennon has claimed he would not be surprised if Arsenal came calling once again with an offer for the defender.
“Normally these things tend to happen again so it wouldn’t surprise me, put it that way,” Lennon said o the TalkSport website.
“That’s not from personal knowledge of anything, that’s just my own experience of things.
“We know the (Premier League transfer) window shuts on Thursday so if we are talking about Arsenal then they have five or six days to come back in with a revised offer.
“Apart from that we will continue on and get Kieran back with us and fit as quickly as possible because he is such an important player.”
“I imagine there will be offers coming in,” he added “For certain individual players the asking price hasn’t been met and the clubs know what the asking price is. Until that valuation is met we thankfully don’t have a decision.
“But the closer it comes to the end of the window, and then something crops up, we are prepared for that aspect of it, but it’s not welcome.”
Emery has excited fans with the business he has managed to pull off in a couple of days, but maybe he needs to look for a more established defender that Tierney, as this current back-line could cause the side real problems in the coming season.
Tierney is a decent young player that has the potential to develop, but haven’t Arsenal spent enough money on players with potential this summer?
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