Arsenal are claimed to have opened talks with Kieran Tierney over a new deal.
The Scottish left-back is ready to kick-off his Euro 2020 campaign against the Czech Republic on Monday, and his club may well be looking to secure his future for the long-term at present also.
It wouldn’t be a shock if Arsenal were doing this in fear of the 24 year-old attracting major interest during the current international tournament, and it could well be a shrewd move to tie him to a new deal before the tournament was to run deep.
Tierney still has three years remaining on the five-year deal he signed on joining from Celtic in 2019, but he has earned himself a key role in North London with a number of consistent displays, and has even been described as a future captain by Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta(via Football.London).
He now looks set to be rewarded with a new deal to reflect his role within the club, although the timeframe on the new contract isn’t stated in the report.
It wouldn’t be a shock to anyone in North London if Tierney was named as the club’s vice-captain, nor if he was named as Auba’s long-term successor as captain, and I would go as far as to celebrate a new deal for KT.
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