Celtic’s Kieran Tierney Windfall – Newcastle expected to pay in ‘excess of £30 million’

Rumours have been circulating over the past few days that Newcastle United are big fans of former Celtic defender, Kieran Tierney and plan to make a move for the Scotland international come the opening of the summer transfer window. The Arsenal star has fallen out of favour at the Emirates and has saw Ukranian Oleksandr Zinchenko take his place in the regular starting XI under Mikel Arteta.

The Hoops sold outstanding fullback, Tierney to the Gunners back in the summer of 2019, which allowed returning manager, Neil Lennon to fork out for his rebuild, with the likes of Christopher Jullien, Hatem El Hamed, Boli Bolingoli, Fraser Forster, and Mohamed Elyonoussi join the quest for Nine-in-a-row.

Having pocketed a cool £25 million for the academy star that year, there is also reputedly a sell-on clause inserted within the contract that took the versatile stopper from Parkhead to London, which means that the powerbrokers at Celtic Park should be due a tidy slice of any future transfer fee, should Arsenal decide to move him on.

 Ricardo Pereira and Kieran Tierney battle for possession during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Leicester City at Emirates on March 13, 2022. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Now, according to a report in The Telegraph, Newcastle United boss, Eddie Howe wants to bring him to the Magpies as they look to build for the future after there takeover by a Saudi Arabian consortium recently. The newspaper have reported though that it will take a bid in excess of £30 million for the Arsenal boss and heirarchy to contemplate parting with the 25-year-old.

If true, and Howe and Newcastle do wish to proceed with a deal for the former Celtic man, it could see a good few quid find its way into the coffers in Glasgow’s East End this summer. It would be a remarkable feat if the club had yet more cash to plough into the playing squad that Ange Postecoglou has assembled lately. There’s also rumours that if Arsenal hang on to win the Premier League this year, that we are due another bonus as per KT’s original deal.

It’s hotting up this one…

Paul Gillespie


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I'm a Garngad Bhoy through and through. My first ever Celtic game was a friendly against Italian side Parma at Celtic Park, in 2002. Currently a student of English Literature and Education at the University of Strathclyde for my sins. Favourite game would be a toss up between beating Manchester United with that Naka freekick, or the game against the Oldco when Hesselink scored in the dying seconds. I'm still convinced Cal Mac is wasted playing that far back.

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