Newcastle United backed to sign ‘best left-back in the PL’
Frank McAveney has backed Newcastle United to sign Kieran Tierney this summer.
exclusive speech football insiderthe ex-West Ham striker insists Tierney is “the best left-back in the Premier League”.
The 25-year-old is currently under contract at the Emirates until 2026 after joining from Celtic in 2019.
But the left-back has struggled for game time due to injury, with the recent arrival of Oleksandr Zinechenko further limiting his minutes.
March 14, football insiderrevealing Magpies boss Eddie Howe has told the club Tierney is one of his top summer targets.
Howe believes the Scotland international can move straight into the starting XI and improve.
The boss introduced Tierney Give it to sporting director Dan Ashworth and ask him to do everything he can to secure a £30million left-back.
When asked if a deal for the guard was possible this summer, McCavney told Football Insider: certainly.
“Real Madrid are eyeing Tierney. I think he’s the best left-back in the Premier League, I think he’s different.
“Arsenal didn’t have him at left-back because they had Zinchenko at left-back, but he wasn’t as defensively aware as Tierney.
“Tierney isn’t bad up front, but he doesn’t get involved in midfield like Zinchenko, which is what the manager wants.
“Going to Newcastle would be big business and I think he will definitely step up defensively. They have money to spend on Tierney.“
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