Arsenal star Kieran Tierney could become a Real Madrid player this summer, with the Spanish giants preparing a ‘shock’ £50million bid for the left-back.

It is according to Sunday post, who report that the defender has become a target for the La Liga club as Arsenal have improved in form. Tierney has played a key role in the Premier League side’s recent revival under Mikel Arteta, delivering a number of tenacious and composed performances.

the Sunday post further claim that Carlo Ancelotti once tried to sign Tierney when he was Napoli manager and sent scouts to watch the Scot this season.

With Mikel Arteta signing Portuguese youngster Nuno Tavares last summer and Tierney looking jaded at times this season, suitors will be hoping the north Londoners would accept a bid for the Scotland international.

Real Madrid have long been said to be a surprise name to follow the 24-year-old. Los Blancos have signed Ferland Mendy as a long-term replacement for Marcelo, but with Carlo Ancelotti exerting his Premier League experience after facing Tierney, Real hope the draw to become a Galactico might interest the Scot.

Arsenal would hate to lose one of their biggest team leaders and with the defender not having signed an extension for a long time, it seems unlikely he will be allowed to leave unless a big offer comes along.

With the captaincy potentially up for grabs this summer too – as Alexandre Lacazette looks set to leave the Emirates Stadium after five years – Tierney could well be in the running for promotion and could receive Arteta’s armband as a sign of faith.

Tierney is valued at around £28m per transfer market.

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