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Kieran Tierney amongst names on Man Metropolis’s left-back shortlist

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Manchester Metropolis are eager to signal a brand new left-back this summer season and 90min can affirm that Arsenal’s Kieran Tierney is among the many names on their shortlist.

Pep Guardiola’s aspect tried to recruit Marc Cucurella earlier this summer season however declined to satisfy his £55m price ticket and as a substitute watched him be a part of Chelsea, leaving them with no recognised left-back on the books following the departure of Oleksandr Zinchenko to Arsenal.

Joao Cancelo, a right-back by commerce, has spent the overwhelming majority of his time over on the left aspect of defence however Metropolis desire a pure match for the position to help the defence of their Premier League title.

Metropolis are taking a look at an entire host of choices and sources have confirmed to 90min that Tierney is among the many names to have been mentioned on the Etihad.

Tierney’s Premier League expertise is valued extremely by Guardiola, however Arsenal usually are not trying to half methods with the Scotland worldwide, regardless of recruiting Zinchenko earlier this summer season.

Zinchenko has begun the season at left-back in Tierney’s injury-enforced absence however Arsenal’s plan has at all times been to offer the Ukraine worldwide minutes in his most popular midfield position, permitting him to play alongside the Scot.

Conscious {that a} deal for Tierney could be extremely tough – and costly – to tug off, Metropolis have been taking a look at an entire host of various targets.

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Benfica’s Alex Grimaldo, a former goal for Arsenal, can be into consideration by the Premier League champions, whereas Metropolis have additionally been given the possibility to signal Atletico Madrid’s Renan Lodi this summer season.

In the meantime, Metropolis are near finalising the signing of Anderlecht’s Sergio Gomez who, like Zinchenko, started his profession additional ahead earlier than dropping right into a left-back position.

The plan for the 21-year-old Spaniard is to ship him out on mortgage for the rest of this season, however Metropolis are understood to be ready to maintain Gomez round within the first crew in the event that they fail to usher in one other left-back.

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