Napoli ‘have Arsenal defender Kieran Tierney on a list of long-term transfer goals’ after missing the Scottish star when he left Celtic for the Emirates in the summer of 2019
- Kieran Tierney is on list of long-term transfer goals for Napoli
- The Italians missed the defender when he left Celtic in 2019
- The left-back has been one of Arsenal’s most notable performers this season
Napoli are reportedly considering a move for Kieran Tierney with Arsenal left-back on a list of long-term transfer goals for the Italian side.
Tierney has been one of the Gunners’ most consistent players this season and scored a superb solo goal in the 4-0 win over West Brom earlier this month.
Arsenal beat Napoli on signing the Scotland international in 2019, but The Telegraph reports the Serie A club have not lost hope of signing him in a future transfer window.
Arsenal defender Kieran Tierney reportedly on a list of long-term transfer targets for Napoli
The left-back has been an outstanding player for the Gunners and scored a superb solo goal against West Brom earlier this month.
According to the report, Napoli will seek a short-term solution from the left-back before making another attempt to sign Tierney.
The Gunners signed the 23-year-old for £ 25million in August 2019. A shoulder injury disrupted his season, but he returned to form during the restart of the draft and has been a regular since .
Tierney has made 16 Premier League starts in the 2020-21 campaign, the best of all outfielders and he has been a key figure in the club’s recent return to form.
Tierney has made 16 Premier League starts this season which is the best of any Arsenal player
Arsenal legend Martin Keown has even suggested he could become their captain in the future.
“From the start I could see there was a determination about him,” Keown told BT Sport after Arsenal won at the Hawthorns.
“He’s just the right guy you need… his personality, his character. It is a driving force and it is a step backwards.
“In training, they have to tell him to calm down because he attacks so fiercely. I really like this attitude he brings.
“He has everything in his game, it’s about building around him. Perhaps an Arsenal captain in the making.