Arsenal are closer to a deal for Kieran Tierney than first thought if they can just make a few small changes to their last offer, according to the latest reports.
The Independent claims that just a couple of million and some tweaks to the add ons will be enough to secure a deal.
One of the biggest issue with the add-ons is that part of it is dependent on Arsenal making the Champions League in the future, something that Celtic are not keen on including and to be brutally honest, who can blame them?
It would be outrageous if Arsenal fails to sign the 22-year-old because of this, it cannot take a lot to remove that part, add on a couple of million and get the deal done.
Strengthening the defence in all areas is absolutely critical, if we do not then the chances of us being competitive next season will be severely restricted and the club must know this.
It is unknown if Tierney can transfer his Scottish Premiership form to the English game but hopes are high that he can. The young defender has Champions League and International football experience and that alone puts him in a good place.
Arsenal does need to stop messing around now, time is running out, Tierney would be a good buy and he really is within reach.
I know the club has a restricted transfer budget but to lose out on a quality defender because of a few million does not make sense, not when you consider the state of our defence.