kieran tierney

Lennon warns Arsenal they will have to match Celtic’s Tierney valuation

Neil Lennon has warned Arsenal that they will have to cough up the amount at which Celtic value Kieran Tierney or else no deal will be made this summer.

The Gunners have shown interest in signing the Isle of Man full-back this summer, but the Glaswegian outfit turned down a £15m (€16.7m) bid from the London club in the past week.

Celtic want much more than that for their coveted young starlet, who provided four assists in 21 appearances in the Scottish Premiership, playing a key role in the club’s treble triumph.

The Hoops’ manager, speaking to Sky Sports, says that Arsenal will have to improve upon their initial offer if they want to bring Tierney to the Premier League.

“Arsenal are aware of what we value the player at. He’s on a long-term contract, he’s an asset and we don’t want to sell him,” Lennon said.

“It’s going to have to take a lot more than what they’ve offered the first time around to give us a decision to make.

“I’ve had a chat with him as it can be a difficult decision and bit unsettling. I’ve been there myself so it’s important that we support him regardless of the outcome.”

The Scottish international is only 22-years-old but has already made 170 senior appearances for Celtic as well as winning four consecutive league titles.

Read: Arsenal ‘optimistic’ of landing Tierney despite rejected bid

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