Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly willing to step in and challenge arch rivals Arsenal for Glasgow Celtic defender Kieran Tierney, according to a report published by The Sun. 

The Gunners have been linked with a move for the Hoops youngster for a long time and reportedly view him as a long-term successor to Nacho Monreal.

Tottenham are expected to part ways with Danny Rose this summer. While they have been strongly linked with a move for Fulham’s Ryan Sessegnon, they are also considering Tierney.

The 19-year-old Sessegnon who can operate as both a left-back and winger has been linked with several other clubs which has led to Spurs also monitoring other players such as Tierney.

If Rose does end up leaving the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium this summer, Mauricio Pochettino will only have Ben Davies as a recognised left-back option.

Arsenal have been pushing for a deal for Tierney and seeing Spurs, who can guarantee him Champions League football, step in, could be a massive frustration.

Tierney is ready to make the move up to the Premier League. He is arguably one of the best talents that Scotland has produced during recent years.

Despite being just 22-years-old, he has already won virtually everything that there is to win in Scottish football and has already previously captained both Celtic and the Scotland national team.

On paper Tierney is good enough to play in the Premier League. Both Tottenham and Arsenal could use the gifted Celtic star this summer.

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