Former Celtic fave Kieran Tierney could be about to earn mega-money at Arsenal; talks opened

By John McGinley

June 12, 2021

Arsenal have opened contract talks with former Celtic favourite Kieran Tierney after impressive form on the Gunners’ left flank this season, Football London reports.

Arsenal technical director Edu will weigh him in on a new deal despite the three years left on his current contract.

The outlet reports that Tierney happy in London. Edu will present a contract offer to the Arsenal board to sign off on.

Salary tracker Spotrac believe that the Celtic-daft defender is already paid around £80,000-a-week. Considering the salaries of senior members of the Arsenal squad, he could be set to earn a lot, lot more.

Alexandre Lacazette, Thomas Partey and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang are all said to earn more than £150,000 a week, with the highest earners in the £250,000-a-week bracket. [Spotrac]

Kieran Tierney could be Arsenal captain one day

A more prominent role for Tierney beckons. Manager Mikel Arteta has even gone on the record to say he can be a future captain at the club.

As quoted by Football London, he stated: “I think he can be Arsenal captain as he has the respect and admiration of every member of the staff and every player. It is just the way he is. He does it in a natural way. He is a really shy boy as well but he represents all of us in the club; all of the values that we want to instil and are in the DNA in this club.”

Not the kind of comments you make about a player who isn’t going to be a key part of the future. That could end up being a very good thing for Tierney’s wallet.

And fair play to him. He deserves it in my book. The Celtic kid did well. It’s always nice to see our former players go on and achieve elsewhere.

Former Celtic star Kieran Tierney will be at Euro 2020 / (Photo by Aitor Alcalde – UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images)

Tierney has the potential to be a mainstay elite player in the Premier League for years and years. Along the way, more trophy honours could follow. If not, he’ll have an incredibly rewarding career that sets him up for life.

Go get them Kieran!

In other news, Celtic can follow up Postecoglou with bold new strategy.