Pat Nevin has told The Sunday Post that Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City should sign Kieran Tierney from Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal in the summer transfer window.
The former Chelsea and Scotland international winger is a big fan of Arsenal left-back Tierney.
The BBC Sport pundit believes that Manchester City would be a better team with Tierney in it.
Nevin told The Sunday Post about Tierney: “I think Manchester City would be the perfect club for him. They have a brilliant squad, but are a bit short in two positions – left-back and centre-forward. They spent £100m to sign Jack Grealish from Aston Villa, so would easily be able to meet Arsenal’s price.
“If they finally win the Champions League this season, then how do you strengthen the best team in Europe? Signing Kieran would be a good start.
“I tried to get Chelsea to buy him four years ago, but they didn’t listen and ended up signing Ben Chilwell from Leicester City – for twice as much as Kieran would have cost them. He just 24 and hasn’t peaked yet, which is quite frightening.”
ARSENAL’S KIERAN TIERNEY GOOD ENOUGH FOR MANCHESTER CITY
In our opinion, Tierney is one of the best left-backs in the Premier League and is good enough to play for City.
Yes, the £25 million Arsenal left-back (The Sunday Post) has had injury problems, but when fit and available, there is no doubt that the 24-year-old is brilliant.
Tierney is very good going on the attack and is equally adept at his defensive duties.
What is also remarkable about the former Celtic star is that he is a leader at the back.
We often see Tierney galvanising the team and instructing his Arsenal teammates on the pitch.
Now, we have to make it clear that there is no credible report that Manchester City want to sign Tierney.
But, in our view, if defending Premier League champions City do show interest in the left-back, then it would be hard for Arsenal to keep hold of him.