CHARLIE ADAM reckons Real Madrid and Manchester City should be fighting over Kieran Tierney this summer – and the bidding could start at £50million.
The Arsenal defender, 23, has been ruled out for up to six weeks after suffering a knee injury against Liverpool on Saturday.
Tierney still should be fit to play for Scotland at the Euros after being a pivotal player in last month’s three World Cup qualifiers.
But ex-Liverpool and Stoke midfielder Adam – now at Dundee – thinks the bigger clubs will be circling.
Adam said: “Would it surprise me if a Real Madrid, a Man City or any of the clubs in the top echelons come in for him in the summer?
“I think he’s ready now. He’s 23, he signed for Arsenal injured and was out for a spell with groin and shoulders problems.
“But he’s come back and has matured into a top player. I believe he can go to the next level again. You’re starting at £50m too.”
Tierney – who joined the Gunners from Celtic in 2019 – has been starring for club and country.
But Adam doesn’t think his latest injury should be a worry to Scotland.
He told Radio Scotland’s Sportsound: “It’s four to six weeks but he’s got plenty of time.
“He should be fit by May 19 so that’s a month before the Euros.
“He’ll hope to get a couple of Arsenal games in before the end of the season.
“It’ll be a blow for him because he was playing so well for Arsenal and Scotland.
“But in hindsight he might be fresh by the time the summer comes as well.
“It’s a blow but he will make the Euros. It’s not as if he’ll be ruled out.”