LEICESTER boss Brendan Rodgers reportedly wants to lure Kieran Tierney away from Arsenal after just one season.
The defender has been limited to just five Premier League appearances since his arrival from Celtic due to injuries.
According to The Transfer Window Podcast, Leicester City have set their sights on signing the 22-year-old.
Former Liverpool manager Rodgers is said to be a huge fan of Tierney following their time together at Celtic.
The Foxes boss is determined to sign a new left-back as Ben Chilwell looks set to join Chelsea during the summer.
Chilwell has allegedly told his club that he wants to make the move – which is expected to cost the Blues £85million.
Tierney would fit the bill for Leicester despite struggling to reach his full potential in North London this term.
He made a slow start to life with the Gunners as he recovered from a hernia operation following his £25m move.
He made eight appearances including four starts under former Arsenal boss Unai Emery.
The 22-year-old then dislocated his shoulder and has not yet played under Mikel Arteta.
But the Spaniard has insisted Tierney will bring “something special” to the team when he’s fit to play.
Arteta told Ian Wright: “I am really looking forward to working with him and giving him the opportunity to play.
“His attitude, his commitment, his willingness, it’s incredible.
“I think he’s going to bring something special to us.”
By: Joe Miles
Title: Kieran Tierney could be set for Arsenal exit after just one injury-ravaged season as Leicester target transfer
Sourced From: www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/11780244/kieran-tierney-arsenal-season-leicester/
Published Date: Thu, 04 Jun 2020 07:56:19 +0000