According to reports from Sky Sports, Arsenal have agreed a fee with Celtic over the signing of Scotland left-back Kieran Tierney.
The Gunners have been chasing the highly-rated left-back throughout the summer and had a couple of bids rejected for him.
The 22-year-old boyhood Celtic fan is now on his way to London, and he is set for a Scottish record £25m switch to Arsenal.
The Guardian reports that Tierney will undergo a medical today, and barring any last-minute hitches, the move should be completed before Thursday’s 5pm English transfer deadline.
Arsenal fan and public figure Piers Morgan took to social networking site Twitter to express his reaction.
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) August 7, 2019
Chris Sutton, the former Celtic striker turned popular football pundit, has also shared his opinion on the same platform.
All the best to @kierantierney1 at Arsenal… £25 million is cheap… once he’s fit Arsenal will have a good player on their hands⚽️
— Chris Sutton (@chris_sutton73) August 7, 2019
Tierney is arguably the best left-back in the Scottish Premiership and has won four league titles with the Bhoys.
The Celtic left-back is a fantastic young defender who offers pace going forward and possesses excellent technique in attacking areas.
His departure is a huge blow, and it leaves Lennon with a major hole to fill. The Celtic boss should be looking to reinvest the money in the squad, and sign another good left-back in the coming days.