Arsenal started negotiations with 23-year-old Colombia international

London club paid Celtic £25m to land left-back Kieran Tierney during the summer transfer window, setting a Scottish record transfer in the process. However, Gunners legend Martin Keown reckons Rangers centre-forward Alfredo Morelos could be breaking the record soon as he claims the Colombian is worth nearly £35,-£40m.

Alfredo bagged a brace in the 2-2 Europa League draw with Feyenoord last night and has now taken his tally to 24 goals across all tournaments this term. Clubs across Europe are keen on Morelos, and coach Steven Gerrard has claimed not even £50m can tempt Gers into parting ways with their prized possession in winter.

A summer move is certainly on the cards, and Keown reckons the Ibrox outfit could land up to £40m for the striker’s signature. “I wonder what he’s worth. £35m, £40m maybe?” the Arsenal legend said. “I think Tierney was the most that anyone has spent for a player in Scotland.”

Colombian centre-forward has written himself into Gers’ history books by becoming the first footballer to score in four consecutive European games for the club, breaking Henrik Larsson’s 12-goal Euro record in a single campaign in the process.

Scottish club signed Colombian striker for £1m in the summer of 2017, and the fact that they could get at least £20m for his signature next summer speaks volume. Arsenal have terrible consequences in the Premier League this season as they are in an 8th place in the table.

Gunners signed several footballers during the summer transfer window like Gabriel Martinelli from Ituano, Nicolas Pepe from Lille, David Luiz from Chelsea, Kieran Tierney from Celtic and Dani Ceballos from Real Madrid.