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Arsenal name their price for Aaron Ramsdale and Kieran Tierney as exits loom

Arsenal are set for a busy summer transfer window, aiming to raise a significant amount in sales to help fund further additions.

Amongst those sales, reports suggest the London club hope to raise £60million from the sale of Aaron Ramsdale and Kieran Tierney. Insider

Alan Nixon has confirmed that Arsenal want at least £50million for Ramsdale, valuing him highly due to his home-grown status and significant potential. The ideal deal structure includes £40million guaranteed and £10 million in performance-related add-ons.

The club are set to confirm a permanent deal for David Raya for around £27million, and aim to move on Ramsdale as part of this squad shift.

Arsenal are reportedly also willing to sell Kieran Tierney for around £10million, according to The Sunday Post via Football Scotland. With no plans to reintegrate the 27-year-old, this low price could facilitate a return to his boyhood club, Celtic.

Tierney has struggled with injuries and inconsistent playing time at Arsenal, prompting the club to seek a transfer.

Despite a positive start to a loan spell at Real Sociedad, injuries again hampered his progress and the Spanish club decided not to take up an option to buy.

These sales are part of Arsenal’s strategy to reshape their squad and finances. Raising £60million would provide significant funds for new talent and addressing key areas of need. This approach reflects the club’s confidence in finding suitable replacements or promoting from within, as they aim to compete at the highest levels both domestically and in Europe.

The likes of Eddie Nketiah and Emile Smith Rowe are also expected to be on the market in a summer where Edu Gaspar will hope to raise in excess of £100million in sales.

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