Napoli 'have Kieran Tierney on list of long-term transfer targets'

Napoli ‘have Arsenal defender Kieran Tierney on a list of long-term transfer targets’ after missing out on the Scotland star when he left Celtic for the Emirates in the summer of 2019

  • Kieran Tierney is on a list of long-term transfer targets for Napoli 
  • The Italians missed out on the defender when he left Celtic in 2019
  • The left-back has been one of Arsenal’s standout performers this season

Napoli are reportedly eyeing a move for Kieran Tierney with the Arsenal left-back on a list of long-term transfer targets for the Italian side.

Tierney has been one of the Gunners’ most consistent performers this season and scored a stunning solo goal in the 4-0 victory over West Brom earlier this month.

Arsenal beat Napoli to the Scotland international’s signature in 2019 but The Telegraph report that the Serie A club have not given up hope of signing him in a future transfer window.

Arsenal defender Kieran Tierney is reportedly on a list of long-term transfer targets for Napoli

The left-back has been a standout player for the Gunners and scored a stunning solo goal against West Brom earlier this month

According to the report, Napoli will look for a short-term solution at left-back before making another attempt at signing Tierney.

The Gunners signed the 23-year-old for a fee of £25million in August 2019. A shoulder injury disrupted his season but he returned to fitness during Project Restart and has been a regular since.

Tierney has made 16 Premier League starts in the 2020-21 campaign, the most of any outfield player and he has been a key figure in the club’s recent upturn in form. 

Tierney has made 16 Premier League starts this season which is the most of any Arsenal player 

Arsenal legend Martin Keown even suggested he could go on to be their captain in the future. 

‘Right from the beginning I could see there was a determination about him’, Keown said on BT Sport after Arsenal’s victory at The Hawthorns.

‘He’s just the right type that you need… his personality, character. He’s a driving force and he’s a throwback.

‘In training, they have to tell him to calm down because he’s tackling ferociously. I really like that attitude that he brings.

‘He has got everything in his game, it’s about building around him. Perhaps an Arsenal captain in the making.’ 

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