Arsenal TRANSFER LIST star after Calafiori transfer

Carlo Garganese
Carlo Garganese
  • 9 Jul 2024 04:30 CDT
  • 3 min read
Riccardo Calafiori, Arsenal
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Arsenal have put Kieran Tierney up for sale this summer, according to Football Insider.

The imminent signing of Riccardo Calafiori from Bologna means that Tierney is now surplus to requirements at the Emirates.

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The two defenders are similar players, and Tierney has been told that he is not in manager Mikel Arteta’s plans.

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Tierney was sent out on loan by Arsenal last summer to Real Sociedad.

The 27-year-old made just 17 starts for the club as he continued to suffer injury problems.

He had two notable layoffs with hamstring injuries. He was first ruled out of all of October and most of November with a hamstring injury, before suffering another hamstring problem which forced him out for a month in January and February.

Tierney then was stretchered off during Euro 2024 for Scotland, and this proved to be the final straw for Arteta.

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Arsenal to sell Kieran Tierney

Tierney’s performances and fitness in Spain and at Euro 2024 have not convinced Arsenal that he has a future at the club.

His contract expires in the summer of 2026 so Arsenal wish to cash in on him now before his value plummets in 2025 one year out from expiry.

Kieran Tierney (right) was on loan at Real Sociedad
© IMAGO - Kieran Tierney (right) was on loan at Real Sociedad

It appears improbable that Real Sociedad would cough up the money that Arsenal are asking to make the transfer permanent. He is available for around €23.5 million.

Tierney joined Arsenal from Celtic and soon developed into one of the best left-sided defenders in the Premier League. He excelled at left back and as a left sided central defender.

However, partly due to constant injury problems, Tierney’s influence and impact at the Emirates gradually waned.

He lost his place in the first team during the 2022-23 campaign to new signing Oleksandr Zinchenko, leading to him accepting a transfer to Real Sociedad at the start of this season.

The signing of Calafiori will now be the final nail in his Arsenal career.

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