REPORT: 37-Cap Premier League Star ‘Expected’ To Join Newcastle United

REPORT: 37-Cap Premier League Star ‘Expected’ To Join Newcastle United

Arsenal left-back Kieran Tierney is set to join Newcastle United in the summer transfer window, according to a report from The Times.

Tierney has struggled for game time with the Gunners this season – he has made just six starts in the Premier League so far, notching up a single assist and scoring no goals.

He was snapped up by Arsenal in 2019 from Celtic in a deal that reportedly amounted to £25 million – making him the most expensive Scottish player of all time.

Is Tierney the answer to Newcastle’s left-back problem?

Newcastle United have struggled in the left-back position this season – they have plenty of footballers who can play there, but none of them are up to their lofty standards.

Jamal Lewis, Matt Targett and Paul Dummett are fine players, but they are not good enough to push for the top four. As such, towering centre-back Dan Burn has been used as an auxiliary left-back for most of the season.

While he has done a decent job there, it is not a long-term solution. Tierney, on the other hand, is already a top-quality left-back – aged just 25, he is only going to get better with age.

Defensively, Newcastle have been outstanding this season – adding a quality full-back like Tierney to their ranks can only improve their current record.