Danny Mills has taken aim at Arsenal’s “haphazard” transfer policy and joked about the Gunners making a transfer bid of just £20 for Celtic’s Kieran Tierney.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Manchester City and England defender insisted that the north London outfit would find it very difficult to sign the players they want if they did not make them feel special when hunting their capture.
Football Insider revealed back in June that the Gunners offered a £15million-plus-player deal to the Hoops for Tierney, but that the Bhoys are holding out for a £20million-plus fee to let him go.
Mills savaged the Gunners’ approach to the window, jesting that they might not offer more than £20, and urged them to make a genuine effort to sign Tierney if they wanted him this summer.
Mills told Football Insider: “They need a decent left back to bolster their squad. Whether they’re prepared to pay more than 20 quid I don’t know.
“Arsenal’s transfer policy seems a little bit haphazard at the moment and if you don’t make a player feel wanted, don’t make him feel special then it’s going to be very, very difficult.
“If Arsenal are going to go for it, they need to go in with a proper bid, snap him up and get him signed up.
Tierney has been a mainstay for Celtic since breaking through their youth ranks with 170 first team appearances to his name.
Injuries have hampered his game time over the last 12 months, a recurring hip problem and a double hernia forcing him to the sidelines, but he still managed to play 40 times for the Bhoys last season.
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