Real Madrid is set to step up their pursuit of Arsenal left-back Kieran Tierney after conducting an exhaustive scouting mission on him for more than a month
A report from 90Min claims that Real Madrid is preparing to increase their attempts to capture Arsenal defender Kieran Tierney. The Spanish giants have been conducting reconnaissance trips to assess his performances over the last couple of months.
Tierney joined Arsenal from Scottish giants Celtic in the summer of 2019. He has quickly established himself as one of the most important players for the Gunners in recent years. The Scotsman has made 84 appearances for the north London club. He has scored four goals and assisted on another 12 for his teammates. He is a stalwart on the left side of the defence.
Real Madrid have been assessing Tierney
Nuno Tavares had taken Tierney’s spot in the starting lineup earlier this season. However, Tierney had been a popular fan favourite at the Emirates Stadium. In the meantime, he has restored his position. So, he has once again established himself as the unquestioned first-choice starting at left-back. Real Madrid seems to have taken notice of his development.
Despite sending scouts to monitor another Arsenal prospect, Bukayo Saka, the report claims that although the youngster has impressed. Tierney’s performances have blown away Real Madrid over the previous few months. Los Blancos will make a move for Tierney soon. They now feel that the 24-year-old Scottish international may be a beneficial addition to the squad at the Santiago Bernabeu, and. So, they have shown interest in signing him.
Real Madrid may look for a new left-back during the summer transfer window. With his contract expiring at the end of the season, captain and club icon Marcelo seems to be on his way out of the club. There are no discussions taking place to extend his deal. At the same time, the current La Liga champions are investigating the possibility of selling Ferland Mendy to a third party.
What will the Los Blancos decide finally?
According to recent sources, the Merengues are dissatisfied with the contract demands made by the Frenchman and his entourage. They are willing to sever connections with them in the summer, despite interest from both Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus. A scenario like this would necessitate the signing of a new left-sided full-back for Real Madrid before the start of the following season.
There have been discussions about re-signing Sergio Reguilon from Tottenham Hotspur. There have also been discussions about signing Fran Garcia. At the same time, Tierney has surfaced as a potential target, with top scout Juni Calafat personally seeing the Arsenal defender in action and expressing his admiration for him.
Thus, the Spanish capital club is now seriously evaluating whether or not to formalise their interest in the former Celtic star. He can also play as a left-sided center-back. Tierney extended his contract with Arsenal until the summer of 2026 when he signed a new deal with the club last year. As a result, Real Madrid will have a difficult task in acquiring him. The Gunners are anticipated to be tough in talks considering the player’s value.