Nicolas Tagliafico’s agent has given an update on Ajax’s left-back future amid growing speculations linking the Argentinean with a move to Chelsea or Arsenal
The 27-year-old has emerged as one of the best-performing left-backs in Europe ever since joining Ajax from Independiente for £4million in January 2018.
Tagliafico starred for the Eredivisie giants during their impressive Champions League run in 2018/19, racking up six goals and chipping in with six assists in 46 outings in all competitions during the last season.
His outstanding displays under Erik ten Hag made Tagliafico one of the most wanted properties in Europe, with Chelsea and Arsenal both looking to bring the left-back to the Premier League.
Although both sides from the England capital desperately need to reinforce their left-back positions respectively, the Blues are leading the chase.
Indeed, Emerson Palmieri and Marcos Alonso have both failed to deliver consistency throughout 2019/20 and could be on their way out of Stamford Bridge when the transfer window reopens for business.
The aging Cesar Azpilicueta, a right-back by trade, has been Frank Lampard’s most consistent left-back this season, which says a lot about Chelsea’s need for a new left-back.
Ajax have set a 25 million euros asking price on left back Nicolas Tagliafico, who is on the shortlist of Chelsea, Barcelona, and Atletico Madrid.— Simon Phillips (@SiPhillipsSport) May 24, 2020
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Now, Tagliafico’s agent Ricardo Schlieper has opened the door for his client’s potential move to the Premier League, admitting he is working to secure a transfer for the Argentinean defender.
“We are looking for a transfer for Tagliafico,” Schlieper said, as relayed by the Evening Standard.
“We have agreed with Ajax that he would leave this year. After having spent two-and-a-half seasons at the club, it’s the ideal moment for it.
“If the football goes back to being normal, a transfer could be done for Tagliafico.
“There are clubs that are interested, but we have to see how everything pans out with football and the pandemic.
“I will never mention the name of the club we are speaking with because it hurts the negotiations for us and the player.”