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John Hartson has claimed that the signing of Kieran Tierney is an “absolute snip” for the London club. The 22-year-old defender was a target for Spanish coach and co for much of the summer, with Arsenal having two bids rejected by the Bhoys earlier on in the transfer window.
However, Gunners finally got their man on transfer deadline day, parting with a Scottish-record fee of £25m to acquire his services. So far, Kieran is yet to play for his new club as he continues to recover from an injury suffered in summer.
But when he is available, John believes he will prove to be an excellent signing to the side, especially considering the price they paid.
Indeed, Scotland international comes with a glowing reputation from north of the border. It says a lot that Celtic fought so hard to hold on to one of their most prized assets, and his games for his former club, where he won the famed treble-treble, speak for themselves.
As John mentions, he is a defender who he can play in several positions across the defence, making him an ideal fit for a coach in Unai who regularly rotates between three and four at the back systems.
While Aaron Wan-Bissaka also has a big future ahead of him, he has only enjoyed one full campaign of senior football and is yet to be capped by England amid much talk about his potential. Therefore, for half the price of the 20-year-old, Gunners may well have secured themselves an absolute bargain at a snip of his real market value.