Arsenal full-back Carl Jenkinson is potentially going to be joining Celtic next season after a transfer twist that has reduced West Brom’s chances of signing him.
According to reports on Football Insider, Celtic are now the most likely team to sign the 27-year-old as part of a cash-plus-player deal as Arsenal set their sights on Kieran Tierney.
An original bid that came in from Arsenal for Tierney involved £15 million and one of six players, including Jenkinson. However, this offer was rejected swiftly by the Hoops.
Jenkinson had previously been in talks over a potential move to join Championship side West Brom, but that now looks increasingly unlikely.
The Englishman has been with Arsenal for a total of eight years but has never been able to cement a place in the first-team squad and now reports are suggesting he is ready to leave the Emirates permanently this summer.
The 27-year-old is high in demand but if the right offer comes in, he could be fighting for the Scottish Premiership title next season.
Four reasons why Jenkinson should leave Arsenal for Celtic
If Jenkinson leaves for Celtic he is almost guaranteed to play more games compared to what he has been doing while at Arsenal.
Jenkinson will experience a lot of success while at Celtic as they aim to try and continue their dominance of Scottish football.
Play at a high level
The defender would still be playing at a high level, with Champions League football on offer.
Jenkinson represented Finland at youth international level but has never played his club football outside of England, it would be a new experience for him to play in Scotland.