Aston Villa join race for Arsenal star Kieran Tierney in £30m-plus move

March 7, 2023

Aston Villa have joined Newcastle United in the race for Arsenal defender Kieran Tierney, sources have told Football Insider.

The 25-year-old’s future is up in the air going into the summer and the north Londoners could sell him to raise funds for new signings.

Villa are also interested in Tierney despite signing a new left-back in January, when Alex Moreno arrived from Real Betis in a £12million deal.

Moreno has been sharing left-back duties with Lucas Digne since his arrival and already has three Premier League starts to his name, including in last weekend’s win over Crystal Palace.

Villa could be willing to sell Digne in the summer as Unai Emery continues his overhaul of the playing squad.

Despite Newcastle’s interest in signing a left-back, they are also lining up new contract talks for current first-choice Dan Burn.

He is highly regarded by Eddie Howe and the coaching staff, with his versatility and experience valued highly at St James’ Park.

The former Celtic star, who is valued around the £30million mark, is firmly on Newcastle’s radar, while the club also have an interest