Final decision made amid Newcastle interest in landing Arsenal’s star left back Kieran Tierney

Arsenal’s Kieran Tierney is set to make a final decision on his future in the coming weeks with Newcastle United ready to sign the left-back, sources have told Football Insider.

A well-placed Gunners source has revealed that they are “happy to sell” the 25-year-old in the upcoming summer window.

Newcastle are long-term admirers of Tierney and are now pushing to make him part of their squad for the 2023-24 campaign.

It is believed that Arsenal value the Scotland international at £30million as they plot big-money summer business of their own.

Tierney was a bit-part player for the Gunners and Mikel Arteta as they challenged Man City for the Premier League title in the 2022-23 campaign.

Even a late-season injury to Oleksandr Zinchenko didn’t provide an opportunity for the left-back, with natural centre-back Jakub Kiwior instead filling in on the left side of a four-man defence for the final two games of the season.

Tierney, who joined Arsenal for a reported £25million from Celtic in 2019, made 36 appearances across all competitions this term – notching one goal and two assists.

According to FBRef, the Scotland international earns £110,000-a-week at the Emirates Stadium – with that deal set to expire in June 2026.

Newcastle will have Champions League football to offer to transfer targets this summer.

The Magpies secured a fourth-place finish this term and will return to Europe’s premier club competition for the first time since the 2002-03 season.

Eddie Howe’s side are keen to improve on current left-back Dan Burn, who arrived at the club as a centre-back last season.

They are also looking to add an attacking midfielder in the summer window.

Football Insider revealed on Sunday (28 May) that relegated Leicester star Harvey Barnes is “keen” to join, while James Maddison and Mason Mount are also on the radar.

In other news, two offers revealed with £20m-plus Newcastle deal all but done.


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