According to reports in the English press, The Sunday Post, Real Madrid could pay £50 million for Arsenal left-back Kieran Tierney. The defender scored the equaliser in the match between Scotland and Poland. His performance in that match reinforced Ancelotti’s opinion of Arsenal’s Scotland player.
Ancelotti had already tried to sign Tierney for Napoli in 2019, but was outbid by Arsenal. The English side snapped up Tierney for £25m from Celtic.
Juni Calafat’s opinion
Perhaps for many, this move by the club may seem strange, as he is a player who is little known in Spain. But it was the opinion and report by Real Madrid’s head of scouting, Juni Calafat, that has excited the Merengues’ board.
Although the report initially focused on Bukayo Saka, Calafat was pleasantly surprised by Tierney. In addition, it coincided during the winning streak of the “gunner” team in the league, with the aim of reaching the Champions League places.
In addition to his tactical intelligence and technical quality, he is valued for his versatility, as he can also play as a centre-back. A 2×1 precisely for the positions that Real Madrid are looking to fill with the departure of Marcelo and Jesús Vallejo. He is a good crosser and is good at helping in the middle of the pitch. He has a very similar profile to Grimaldo or Chilwell.