Manchester City are keeping tabs on Arsenal left-back Kieran Tierney and could make a move to sign him this summer, claims the Scotsman. With Pep Guardiola feeling his side is short on options in that side, the Citizens could make a move for the Scotland international.
Manchester City Eyeing Transfer for Kieran Tierney
Kieren Tierney On Manchester City’s Left-Back List
Pep Guardiola wants to strengthen the left-back position this summer and replace Oleksandr Zinchenko, who wants a move to get more regular playing time elsewhere. With Joao Cancelo the only other left-back, the Citizens want more depth to that role heading into next season.
Kieran Tierney is one of the options noted down on City’s list for a new left-back. Guardiola appreciates the Scottish full-back’s defensive qualities and the club are ready to take a gamble on him despite his worrying injury record in recent years – in which he’s suffered seven injuries in the last three seasons.
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With Arsenal keen to sign Gabriel Jesus from City, the Manchester side can even propose a possible swap involving the Brazilian striker and Tierney. The Citizens have a history of signing players from Arsenal, having roped in the likes of Samir Nasri, Emmanuel Adebayor and Kolo Toure from the Gunners in the past.
Kieran Tierney Highly Rated and Called ‘One of a Kind’
Tierney was only able to make 24 appearances for Arsenal last season and struggled with some injury problems. But despite his fitness worries, he is highly rated for his hard-working nature and quality on the left-wing.
Liverpool defender Andy Robertson described him as ‘one of a kind in his position’ earlier this year. Tierney can play a variety of different roles according to needs and is reliable on the left.
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The 25-year-old is an aggressive left-back who isn’t shy of putting in tackles and marching up the field to help his team in the attack. But he can also play as a left centre-back in a back-three if needed, having done it quite often for the Gunners last season.
Tierney can be a reliable alternative to Cancelo at City and allow Guardiola to rest his defender more often, as well as challenge for more trophies next season.