When transfer rumours surface claiming Arsenal is interested in signing a player that would take up a significant portion of our transfer budget I tend to wince a little but every now and then there is the opposite reaction, one that makes me think, yeah, I like this one.
That is certainly the case with Celtic defender Kieran Tierney.
According to reports in the European media, French giants Lyon are also interested in the 22-year-old but it is Arsenal that is seen to be in pole position to sign the young Scot due to the Ligue 1 sides interest in alternative targets for the left-back position.
Tierney is a quality player, I have seen him regularly on the box and while any player can look good playing for Celtic in Scottish domestic football he does come across as a strong defender that is calm under pressure and good at bringing the ball out of defence.
Put it this way, he would definitely be an improvement on what we already have in his position.
If there is one concern it is that he has been injured a lot recently and featured in just 19 league appearances last season due to injuries including a hip issue and a double hernia operation.
That said, he is still highly sought after, in addition to us and Lyon, Bundesliga outfit Borussia Dortmund, Barcelona and Manchester United are also reported to be interested in Tierney but not to the extent that we are and his valuation of £26 Million is seen as a little steep, especially by the Spanish champions.
I know that he plays in a weak league and that the transfer fee could be seen as a little high but so many elite clubs are interested in him for a reason and I would certainly welcome him to the Emirates, he has the talent to be something very special.