Piers Morgan is a well known Arsenal fan, who is very vocal in his opinions on the club. The ITV host of This Morning, who also interviews fellow celebrities as part of a life stories show with the channel, has been very supportive of Kieran Tierney.
He recently claimed that Tierney will be the future captain of the club and has now expressed his feeling that Arsenal signing the player for £25m was akin to transfer robbery.
Tierney was in inspired form last night, producing some of the highlights shown in the video below.
Kieran Tierney was phenomenal again yesterday. His crossing was consistently first class, he was excellent defensively, and even after 120 minutes, was hounding Newcastle players like his life depended on it. A player who is truly proud to wear the Arsenal shirt. ? #AFC #FACup pic.twitter.com/e6DFqEIrlb
— Adam Keys (@adamkeys_) January 10, 2021
Morgan uploaded a Tweet after that incredible performance, which question how Arsenal got away with only paying £25m for Tierney back in the summer of 2019.
Great Arsenal mysteries of our time:
1) Why has goal machine Aubameyang stopped scoring?
2) What the hell’s gone wrong with Willian?
3) Why did we pay £72m for Pepe?
4) How did we get away with only paying £25m for Tierney? #ARSNEW
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) January 9, 2021
Celtic fans had been talking up the player for years, who left his boyhood club with several years left to run on his contract. Tierney was just 21 years old when he joined the Premier League, but had already had four years of experience playing in European football. Moreover, he had excelled in the Champions League against the likes of Bayern Munich, which prompted Chris Sutton to make these comments:
I was mocked for agreeing. He was sensational against Bayern that night. Always said £25m was a bargain for Arsenal to get a young player with years on his contract and proven CL experience. I hope we have a big sell on clause, he is the best left back in the EPL https://t.co/27dGKfmwfL
— Liam Kelly (@cfcliamk96) January 10, 2021
Arsenal certainly got Tierney at a snip, and will be set for a mega fee if he moves on to the next level.