Former Scotland international Charlie Adam believes Kieran Tierney’s injury won’t the rule the influential Arsenal man out of this summer’s Euro 2020 competition.
Scotland return to major tournament football for the first time since 1998 at Euro 2020, fans given a boost this week with news that Hampden will hold up to 12,000 fans for matches as a host city. But there are fears over whether Arsenal man Tierney will make these games.
It has been confirmed he will miss up to six weeks of football with a knee injury after being substituted in the weekend match between Arsenal and Liverpool. But Adam believes the left-back destined for the top will join Steve Clarke’s plans this summer.
He said (BBC): “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. 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.”
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