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·26 February 2023

Newcastle: £25m Premier League star would be 'good option' at St James' Park

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Newcastle United have been linked with a move for Arsenal defender Kieran Tierney in recent days, and he ‘would be a good option’ for Eddie Howe’s charges, journalist Dean Jones has told GiveMeSport.

The 25-year-old has fallen down the pecking order at the Emirates Stadium this season following the arrival of Oleksandr Zinchenko and could seek pastures new in the summer as a result.

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According to Football Insider, Newcastle are ‘closely monitoring’ Tierney’s situation at Arsenal as they are in the market for a new left-back ahead of next term.


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The Scotland international moved to the Gunners from his boyhood club Celtic back in 2019 in a £25 million deal.

Tierney penned a new five-year contract worth £110,000-per-week in 2021, but his injury issues and Zinchenko’s impressive form have seen him become a fringe player under Mikel Arteta.

Meanwhile, Newcastle have been defying the odds of late despite playing 6 foot 6 centre-half Dan Burn at left-back.

Howe may understandably not view Burn as a long-term solution in that area of the pitch, though, and Tierney could be the latest player to join Newcastle’s revolution.

What has Jones said about Tierney?

The report states that Tierney is valued at £30 million by Arsenal, and Jones has disclosed that it ‘absolutely make sense’ for Newcastle to have him on their radar.

In an interview with GMS, he said: “I think he would be a good option if they look to strengthen there. It’ll be interesting to see what happens with Tierney at the end of the season.

So, if there is a path for him to go to another club, then it absolutely makes sense that Newcastle will be one of the clubs talking to him.”

How has Tierney been playing?

Tierney has been a solid performer for Arsenal throughout his time at the club, racking up 18 goal contributions in 112 appearances while also claiming one FA Cup crown.

However, the attack-minded full-back has also missed 48 games through injury for the north London outfit and has become a back-up option this season.

To date, Tierney has started just four Premier League fixtures for Arsenal throughout 2022/23, although he has featured from the off in all of their Europa League, FA Cup, and Carabao Cup encounters.

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