The search for a new defender at Arsenal continues. Unai Emery’s side have seemingly been on the hunt for some defensive reinforcements for the entire summer, but have seen their attempts so far fail to come to fruition.
Reports in recent weeks had suggested the Gunners were very much interested in Celtic left-back Kieran Tierney and had seen a bid in the region of £15m turned down for the Scotland international.
Now, The Daily Record claim the north London club have “baulked” at Celtic’s £25m valuation of the defender and that has led to them keeping tabs on Milan left-back Ricardo Rodriguez – reportedly available for £14m.
After hearing the news their team could be trying to tie up a deal for a cheaper alternative to Tierney, Gunners fans took to Twitter to voice their discontent about their side’s transfer planning.
Many Arsenal supporters felt stunned that the club were even contemplating settling for anyone other than Tierney, and labelled it “embarrassing” that £25m was deemed to be too much.
Indeed, some admitted that a move for Rodriguez would represent a significant drop in quality and felt that they would actually be better off sticking with what they already had at the Emirates.
Check out some of the frustrated reaction of Arsenal fans below:
Man my club can frustrate me so much. This kid is good. 25m is a good price just pay it.
— Sir Arsène (@MVTheGunner) July 8, 2019
thats embarrassing. 25m for tierney is daylight robbery and we think its too much?
— ok (@AFC_gge) July 8, 2019
Rodriguez is a wing back and does not have the positional sense for a back four. Not what Arsenal need unless they want to ship another 50-60 goals next season!
This #AFC transfer window is fast becoming a joke…it’s like shopping in Gucci with a tenner!
— Jinesh Amin (@j_amin80) July 8, 2019
Poverty club. Really not fit for purpose in current times.
— Olivia Landry (@livlan) July 8, 2019
If we look at Ricardo we should stick with what we have no point buying for the sake of it
— Dan Sam (@JirenTGray) July 8, 2019
— Neil MacArthur (@chafedelbows) July 8, 2019
— Ü$|-|@M@ (@gooooooner__) July 8, 2019
— Attila Takos (@atakos22) July 8, 2019