Fabrizio Romano drops Kieran Tierney update amid Celtic return links

Scotland v Switzerland: Group A - UEFA EURO 2024
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Kieran Tierney's future at Arsenal has been subject of a lot of speculation in recent months. The Scottish international spent the previous season out on loan in Spain with Real Sociedad. It remains to be seen if a more permanent solution is found this summer with him not appearing to be Mikel Arteta's long-term plans. And could it potentially lead to a Celtic return?

Tierney has been linked with a Celtic return even more heavily since Brendan Rodgers was brought back as the club's manager last summer. Of course, the two worked together at Parkhead in the past.

Of course, there would be a few stumbling blocks to any potential deal for Tierney. His wages and the potential transfer fee needed to sign him from Arsenal would clearly be the most obvious one.

Tierney has also been linked with Newcastle United in recent times. Fabrizio Romano has dropped an update on that situation though. As reported by GIVEMESPORT, he wrote in his Daily Briefing:

"Kieran Tierney, meanwhile, is back at Arsenal after his loan spell at Real Sociedad, but he’s expected to leave again.

"Tierney’s departure seems a real possibility, but whether it’s permanently or on another loan will depend on the proposals that come in for him. Despite links, I’m not aware of concrete proposals now from Newcastle, but his future is open because Arsenal consider him among players who could leave this summer to make profit."

Fabrizio Romano drops Kieran Tierney update amid Celtic return links

Another issue that cannot be overlooked is Tierney's injury record. The Scotsman started to deal with fitness problems going back to his time at Celtic Park and the situation has not improved since then.

He seemed to pick up an injury in Scotland's most recent EURO 2024 game as well. It remains to be seen what the extent of that is.

Of course, it would make it even more difficult for Celtic to consider bringing Tierney back for what would most likely be a club-record transfer fee. Perhaps a loan deal would make a lot more sense for the Hoops.

It would allow Tierney a chance to return to Celtic. But at the same time, the club would not be taking too big of a risk on a player who has unfortunately struggled to remain fit for any considerable length of time.