Aston Villa to rival Newcastle for the signing of Arsenal left-back Kieran Tierney this summer
Aston Villa ‘to match Newcastle for signing Arsenal left-back Kieran Tierney this summer as Unai Emery seeks reunion with the player he brought to the Emirates in 2019’
- Kieran Tierney looks set to leave Arsenal this summer
- Newcastle is his likely destination, but Aston Villa is in the race
- The full-back has started just six Premier League games for the Gunners this season
Aston Villa are reportedly set to match Newcastle for the signing of Arsenal left-back Kieran Tierney this summer.
Tierney has fallen down the pecking order at the Emirates and looks ready to leave the club in search of consistent first-team football.
Newcastle looked to be in pole position to secure its services, but The times Claim Villa is also seriously interested.
Manager Unai Emery brought Tierney to the Emirates in 2019 when he was in charge of the Gunners and remains an admirer of the Scot.
Emery was sacked just months after Tierney’s arrival, but is now hoping for a Villa Park reunion.
Aston Villa are reportedly set to match Newcastle for the signing of Kieran Tierney
Unai Emery brought Tierney to the Emirates in 2019 and would like a reunion with the player
Tierney quickly became a fan favorite after joining Arsenal from Celtic, but has found himself in the margins since the arrival of Oleksandr Zinchenko.
Mikel Arteta’s style of play no longer suits the kind of traditional full-back that Tierney is.
The 25-year-old started just six Premier League games last season and looks set to be one of the players to make way as Arteta looks to strengthen his side in other areas.
Eddie Howe’s Newcastle led the race to sign Tierney this summer