X

Sunday 29
March

Leicester City

Leicester boss Rodgers eyes former Hoops ace

17th February 2020, 15:58 by Neil Foster

Leicester City have been linked with a summer swoop for Kieran Tierney as Brendan Rodgers eyes a reunion with the Arsenal left-back.

The Foxes chief knows all about the 22-year-old’s qualities having worked with him when the pair were at Celtic and, according to 90Min, they may be set to rekindle that partnership in the not too distant future.

Tierney made 170 appearances for the Bhoys, the majority of which came under the guidance of the Northern Irish tactician, but after Rodgers quit to take over at the King Power Stadium in February last year, he followed suit and moved to the Emirates Stadium in the summer transfer window.

However, the man capped 12 times by Scotland has struggled with injury during his debut campaign in north London, making just five Premier League appearances and 11 in all competitions.

The defender has not played a first-team game in 2020 and it may well be that Gunners chief Mikel Arteta looks to move him on at the end of the season.

Rodgers is a known admirer and said in 2019: “Kieran was absolutely brilliant for me during my time at Celtic.

“A great boy who was just so committed to playing for Celtic. He gave everything in training and did it with a real winning mentality.”

It is thought that a bid of £25million might be enough to secure his signature, with Arsenal happy to recoup the amount they paid for the youngster last year.

Rodgers may need a new left-back if, as excepted, some of the big guns come in for England’s Ben Chilwell in the off-season.

He has been linked with the likes of Manchester City in the past but uncertainty over the Citizens future in the Champions League means they are no longer such an attractive proposition for an up-and-coming player.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Neil Foster is an experienced journalist who specialises in cricket and rugby union. Neil also has a solid knowledge of tennis, golf and football.

More Leicester City

Leicester City

Leicester City face battle as duo join race for Celtic strike ace

29th March 2020, 12:13

Leicester City will face a battle to sign Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard after Arsenal and Everton were also linked with a swoop for the Frenchman.

Leicester City

Fuchs relaxed about Leicester future but ‘not in the mood for football’

26th March 2020, 10:59

Christian Fuchs is relaxed about approaching the end of his Leicester City contract and believes something can be worked out to keep him at the club.

Leicester City

Leicester target Atalanta defender as potential Pereira replacement

26th March 2020, 10:00

Leicester City are keeping tabs on Atalanta defender Timothy Castagne with a view to making a move for him when the transfer window opens.

Leicester City

Greek left-back on Leicester’s radar in case Chilwell situation changes

23rd March 2020, 11:28

Leicester have reportedly joined the list of clubs interested in Olympiacos left-back Kostas Tsimikas as they get ready for big summer bids for Ben Chilwell.

Leicester City

Leicester keeping close eye on Olympiacos right-back

21st March 2020, 14:54

Leicester City are keeping a close eye on Omar Elabdellaoui's situation at Olympiacos as they seek to bring in some cover at right-back.

Leicester City

Sporting place huge price-tag on Leicester and Watford target Plata

18th March 2020, 16:41

Leicester City have been linked with a move for Sporting Lisbon winger Gonzalo Plata, but they face competition from a former manager's new club.

Recent Sport Headlines

Burnley

Burnley duo Brady and Hendrick on Bruce’s Newcastle hit-list

29th March 2020, 18:47

Newcastle United are reportedly plotting to swoop for Burnley midfielders Robbie Brady and Jeff Hendrick on free transfers this summer.

Golf

Dougherty hopes to see majors in 2020

29th March 2020, 17:37

Former European Tour winner Nick Dougherty says the golf authorities must come together to find a way of playing all four majors.

Horse Racing

May 1 return pencilled in

29th March 2020, 17:27

The British Horseracing Authority has confirmed they hope to return to action on May 1 after putting together a plan of action.

Inter Milan

On-loan Nainggolan may need to take pay cut to secure Cagliari switch

29th March 2020, 17:15

Radja Nainggolan reportedly must face a wage decrease if he is to join Cagliari on a permanent basis from inter Milan.

Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace join Southampton and West Ham in chase for keeper Sa

29th March 2020, 17:15

Crystal Palace have reportedly joined Southampton and West Ham in the race for Olympiacos' Jose Sa, which could cast doubts on Vicente Guaita's Eagles future.

Borussia Dortmund

Rummenigge advises Gotze to move on from Dortmund

29th March 2020, 16:45

Former Borussia Dortmund forward Michael Rummenigge has suggested there will be plenty of takers for out-of-contract midfielder Mario Gotze.

Tottenham Hotspur

Spurs duo Bergwijn and Son head home for personal reasons

29th March 2020, 16:45

Spurs have permitted Heung-Min Son and Steven Bergwijn to return to their home countries amid the Premier League hiatus caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

Real Madrid

Real Madrid make Arsenal forward Aubameyang their Plan C

29th March 2020, 16:45

Real Madrid will reportedly target a move for Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang if they cannot sign Erling Haaland or Sadio Mane.