Tierney ‘makeweight’ makes move while Croatian opens up on failed Celtic deal

Nottingham Forest have signed Arsenal defender Carl Jenkinson on a three-year deal.

The Gunners had reportedly been prepared to offer the right back to Celtic as part of their cobbled-together package for Kieran Tierney.

Jenkinson, 27, has moved to the City Ground for an undisclosed fee.

Celtic aren’t budging from their valuation of Tierney, while Arsenal have not come close to matching it.

It’s hoped that’s how things will remain as the English transfer window gets set to close on Thursday at 5pm.

Neil Lennon says he “wouldn’t be surprised” if Arsenal do make a late bid for the left back.

The manager dismissed “nonsense talk” of a further lengthy layoff and said Tierney is only”one or two weeks” away from a return to action.

Another defender, Croatian Under-21 star Filip Uremovic, has revealed that a move to Celtic fell through in the summer.

The 22-year-old, who plays for Rubin Kazan in Russia, was lured by the prospect of Champions League football, reports the Sun.

He said: “I had the option to move to Celtic this summer, but the transfer did not happen.

“I don’t look as it as a bad thing because it meant I’m staying at Rubin and I am very happy here.”

The player said he spoke to Celtic, but the club turned their attentions elsewhere and the deal fell through.

He continued: “The reason the deal didn’t take place was because they went out and signed another player instead.

“I’m not bitter about it because I’ve had a good season so far and there is a really good atmosphere at the club.”


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