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Neil Lennon Says Kieran Tierney is Better Than £50M Aaron Wan-Bissaka When Discussing Arsenal Bid

Neil Lennon Says Kieran Tierney is Better Than £50M Aaron Wan-Bissaka When Discussing Arsenal Bid

Neil Lennon insists Kieran Tierney is better than Aaron Wan-Bissaka – and that’s why Celtic have rejected Arsenal‘s latest £25million bid.

The Celtic manager spoke to the media this morning and was always going to have to answer questions on the in-demand left-back.

Arsenal made a second bid of £25m on Sunday, but that was rejected by Celtic, according to The BBC, yesterday.

And Lennon referenced Wan-Bissaka’s recent £50m move to Manchester United while commenting on Celtic rejecting that offer.

Speaking today, per bbc.co.uk, Lennon said: “We can’t do anything about what clubs do in England.

“£50m for [Aaron] Wan-Bissaka is a lot of money and we feel that Kieran is a far more experienced and rounded full-back at this juncture in his career.

“He’s an asset for us and we do have a value for the player and we rate the player very highly.

“So disrespectful is the wrong word but we’re certainly not going to be pushed over in any negotiations and we’re in a very strong position with regard to a number of our assets in the team.”

The Premier League transfer window closes on August 8th so Arsenal only have just over three weeks to get a deal for Tierney done.

Tierney hasn’t actually played for Celtic this season as he continues to recover from injury.

He had a hernia operation earlier in the summer and continues to battle a niggling hip injury too.

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