Sir Alex Ferguson has hailed £25m Arsenal defender

By | January 25, 2021

Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has hailed ‘phenomenal’ Arsenal defender Kieran Tierney.

The Scot joined the Gunners from Celtic in a £25 million deal two years ago but his debut campaign was ravaged by injury.

However, Kieran has made up for lost time thus far this term and has been Arsenal’s most consistent performer in a difficult season for Mikel Arteta’s side.

He formed a crucial part of the Scotland side that qualified for UEFA Euro 2021 through the play-offs and Sir Alex has paid tribute to his compatriot for the form he has shown at the club and international level.

‘I do think Scotland have some very good midfield players, and I’m not sure how they’re gonna play Andy Robertson and Tierney in the same team,’ he said on the Lockdown Theatre – A Team Talk With Legends show last week.

‘I know there were some situations where they played Tierney as the third centre-back, but the form of Tierney since he’s gone to Arsenal has been phenomenal. Robertson’s career at Liverpool has just got bigger and bigger.’

Meantime, Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid are both keen on signing Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette, reports say.

The Frenchman has 18 months left on his existing deal and it has been claimed that contract will not be extended beyond the summer of 2022.

Spanish news outlet AS report the two La Liga outfits are set to renew their interest amid what is described as a ‘strained’ relationship with Mikel.

Both were in the market for the French player before he moved to north London in 2017 and could finally sign their man at some point this year.