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Arsenal are thought to be close to completing a revised deal for Celtic left-back Kieran Tierney – but what would he bring to the side?
According to the Daily Mail, the Gunners are closing in on an agreement with the Scottish champions after restructuring their previous offer.
A new bid will reportedly see Celtic receive more of the £25 million upfront and an offer will not include any significant add ons such as Champions League qualification.
Tierney, 22, is highly thought of in Scotland and has won eight major honours during his four-year professional stint at Celtic Park, but what will he bring to the Emirates?
The full-back is known for his defensive qualities but has also caught the eye with his attacking intelligence over the years.
Tierney’s sprint speed, work rate and intelligence are three key attributes of the defender, who also has the capability to fit into various formations.
The Scot can play in a back four or five, two formations Unai Emery has used during his time at the Emirates.
The left-back’s quality on the ball is another area of excellence. Tierney has had an extremely high pass completion rate over the years and also creates goalscoring opportunities almost every time he gets forward.
The Scottish star appears to have everything needed in a full-back to play under Emery, and at £25 million, it looks to be an excellent piece of business.