Arsenal is not done at Pepe and is about to spend again!
There is an apparent breakthrough in the stalemate between Arsenal And Celtic in the transfer of Kieran Tierney.
According to reports from Metro.co.uk there has been significant progress in a potential deal.
Arsenal is reportedly doing some significant restructuring to their offer for the Celtic star.
Now that a deal has been sealed for what Unai Emery considered a priority in the signing of Nicolas Pepe. The North London club have a better picture of the funds they have available.
The deal for Pepe only required 20 Million pounds initial payment. Thus freeing up more cash for the Tierney deal.
The Celtic left-back has been Emery’s number one target from the very beginning of his search for defensive reinforcements.
The Gunners poke and prodded the Hoops with two unsuccessful bids for the 22-year-old.
The bids were described by Neil Lennon as “nowhere near” their valuation.
What has made the negotiations even harder is that Celtic are under no financial pressure to sell.
The change of heart from the Scottish Champions is the apparent effect the back and forth rumours have had on the player.
It also appears now the idea of making the move to the next level is appealing to the young player.
Arsenal has now met Celtic’s 25 million pound asking price for the defender. The manner in which the Gunners want to structure the deal is where the negotiating now begins.
They want to pay the transfer fee in installments and add-ons.
The breakthrough appears to have come with a larger down payment being offered from Arsenal.