This one has run and run but finally, Arsenal will complete the signing of Celtic left-back Kieran Tierney subject to a medical Thursday morning and personal terms being agreed.
The medical is not the usual formality because of the double hernia operation Tierney has undergone but there is little concern that will scupper the deal.
Arsenal keen to sign Celtic left-back Kieran Tierney for years & finally have their man, subject to medical tomorrow (no formality given injuries but should be ok). Contact re-established this morning via Raul Sanllehi call to Peter Lawwell & deal swiftly concluded #AFC #CelticFC https://t.co/ZgayeIwX14
— David Ornstein (@bbcsport_david) August 7, 2019
Arsenal has already had two previous bids for the Scottish international rejected but according to the BBC, the clubs have now agreed on a £25 Million transfer.
This is excellent news for Arsenal, the 22-year-old is highly regarded, he is a serial winner and has experience in the Champions League. It is also good for Celtic as they will get their highest ever fee for one of their players.
Tierney will strengthen the backline but as of yet there is no news when he is expected to return to action, that will become much clearer once the medical has been completed.
This is a transfer the fans have been hoping for all summer and barring any last-minute hitches, Tierney will become a Gunner Thursday.