Former Celtic star Kieran Tierney is set to earn a massive wage when his new Arsenal contract is finalised, The Athletic journalist David Ornstein reports.
Ornstein, who is a reliable source on Arsenal matters, reports that Tierney will earn £110,000-a-week at the Emirates. That works out at an eye-watering £5.72m-a-year.
The Scotland international will formally sign the contract when he returns from Euro 2020 duty.
It’s a fine reward for his performances since leaving Celtic in 2019. Tierney is now a key man at Arsenal. Mikel Arteta has even tipped him to become a future captain.
The imminent deal is also a sign that Arsenal are in no rush to sell the left-back.
Give the Gunners’ woes last term, and an eighth-placed finish, you can imagine why an ambitious talent such as Tierney may want to one day move on in search of trophies.
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Former Celtic boss Neil Lennon has recently suggested Tierney is now operating at a level to feature for champions Manchester City. [The Times]
Do Celtic have a Kieran Tierney sell-on clause?
It was reported by The Sun in August 2019 that the Bhoys will receive 15% of the profit on any future Arsenal sale. The baseline is quite high when it comes to making that profit. He moved to England for a £25m fee.
This latest contract also delays any future fee on its way to Celtic.
However, it also strengthens Arsenal’s negotiating and selling position. If Tierney progresses further in the Premier League and does catch the eye of one of the mega-rich clubs, then a massive transfer is on the cards.
Ultimately Tierney’s new contract could up benefiting Celtic. That’s main takeaway for me here. Though it is also nice seeing Tierney be weighed in for his ability and always impressive determination.