Arsenal have made Celtic left-back Kieran Tierney a top summer transfer target, according to reports.
The 22-year-old has helped the Hoops win a historic domestic treble treble over the past three campaigns.
But the Daily Mail report that the Scottish champions face a fight to keep their full-back with Arsenal keen to bring him to the Premier League.
Gunners boss Unai Emery wants backline reinforcements after poor defensive displays cost the North Londoners a place in next season’s Champions League.
– Arsenal priced out of the chance to sign Belgium winger Yannick Carrasco
– FC Barcelona target surprise deal for Arsenal full-back Sead Kolasinac
– Arsenal in the hunt to sign AC Milan and Ivory Coast midfielder Franck Kessie
And with Nacho Monreal now 33, the Spaniard has made the Scotland international his number 1 left-back target.
The defender;s current contract doesn’t expire until 2023 meaning it’s thought the Bhoys won’t consider an offer unless it’s at least in the region of £20million.
However, despite being on a lower budget than any of the other ‘big-six’, Emery feels it would be a good investment considering the Celtic man’s age and talent.
Tierney has played 167 senior club matches and made his competitive debut back in 2015 at the age of 17.