Charlie Adam tells Real Madrid or Man City to spend £50m on Arsenal star Kieran Tierney

Kieran Tierney and Thomas Partey have been two of Arsenal's best players this season
Kieran Tierney and Thomas Partey have been two of Arsenal’s best players this season (Picture: Getty)

Former Scotland international Charlie Adam believes Kieran Tierney is worth upwards of £50million and has advised several of Europe’s biggest clubs to invest heavily in the Arsenal full-back.

While the Gunners have struggled for consistency under Mikel Arteta, former Celtic star Tierney had enjoyed a reputation enhancing campaign, establishing himself as one of the most potent attacking weapons at his manager’s disposal.

The 23-year-old will struggle to play again this season, however, after it was confirmed earlier this week that he had suffered knee ligament damage following a challenge with James Milner during last weekend’s 3-0 defeat against Liverpool.

Tierney now faces a race against time to be ready for this summer’s European Championships but, regardless of the fitness issues that have plagued his career, Adam believes the likes of Real Madrid and Manchester City should be focusing their attention on signing a player who, in his view, would enhance both of their starting XIs.

He said: ‘Would it surprise me if a Real Madrid, a Man City or any of the clubs in the top echelons come in for him in the summer?

‘I think he’s ready now. He’s 23, he signed for Arsenal injured and was out for a spell with groin and shoulders problems.

Kieran Tierney is likely to miss the rest of the season after suffering a knee ligament injury against Liverpoo
Kieran Tierney is likely to miss the rest of the season after suffering a knee ligament injury against Liverpool (Picture: Getty)

‘But he’s come back and has matured into a top player. I believe he can go to the next level again. You’re starting at £50m too.’

Tierney will miss Arsenal’s crucial Europa League quarter-final first leg tie against Slavia Prague this evening and Arteta was coy when asked if the player would feature again this season.

‘It could have been worse because the action looks quite scary but he’s feeling better and the damage is not that bad. At the end of the day, it’s not the bad news that maybe we were expecting after the game,’ Arteta said.

‘We’re going to have to go day by day to see how Kieran is feeling, how he is reacting. When we get close to playing time and training with the team, depending where we are and how he’s feeling, we’ll make a decision.’

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