Naples to revive Kieran Tierney pursuit in summer
Napoli plan to continue the transfer from Arsenal left-back Kieran Tierney next summer, two years after missing the Scottish signing.
It was a direct shootout between Napoli and Arsenal to sign Tierney in August 2019 and the left-back ultimately chose to bring his talents to the Emirates Stadium, where he quickly blossomed to be one of the best in the Premier League at his post.
Tierney has gained plenty of new fans during his time in England and, according to The Telegraph, his form has captivated Napoli as well, who hope to attract him at some point in the near future.
A January move has already been ruled out, leaving Napoli to consider short-term options like a six-month loan for Chelsea’s Emerson Palmieri, but the plan is to start pushing Tierney at the end of the season.
Even though Napoli cannot land Tierney this summer, it is suggested that they are willing to keep trying in an attempt to finally land the player they so desperately sought to sign two years ago.
Despite this obvious pressure from Napoli, Arsenal don’t need to sell. Tierney remains under contract until 2024 and has undoubtedly increased his price with a few impressive years in the Premier League.
Arsenal paid around £ 25million to land Tierney so Napoli should offer them a huge profit if they are even to consider parting ways with one of the league’s most exciting young defenders and a player Mikel. Arteta recently admitted to having what it takes to become the club’s captain.
“I think it can be [a captain], because he has the respect and admiration of every staff member and player, ”Arteta said (via Sky Sports News).” It’s just the way it is, it does it in a natural way.
“He’s a really shy boy but I think he represents all the values that we want to install and that are in the DNA of this football club. He’s shy, he’s so humble too. He came here and it took him a long time, he had a very serious injury and he’s far from home, but he’s a natural leader.
“You see how he performs on this pitch, and when he speaks he says the right thing and that’s exactly what we’re looking for and I’m very happy to have him on the team.
“In both phases [attacking and defensively] I think he can do very well. He can still improve but for the moment he is a real threat in attack and he has been very solid defensively. That’s the kind of contribution we need from our full-backs. “
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