Arteta told target will be leaving Ajax, but will Gunners fans welcome possible summer arrival of Tagliafico?
Arsenal target Nicolas Tagliafico’s agent has told Ajax his man will leave the club this summer, with the Emirates a possible destination, but would he be welcome?
Arsenal have been in the transfer headlines alot over the past few months as indications suggest that boss Mikel Arteta is keen to spend some serious money and improve areas of the back-line ahead of next season.
And despite being impressed with kieran Tierney, Arteta is reportedly looking to bring in a new left-back to the club, with the impressive Tagliafico on the shopping list of the Arsenal.
Ex-Arsenal boss Unai Emery was keen on trying to sign Tagliafico last summer, but could not get a deal done as Ajax did not want to lose too many of their star names after a tremendous season back in the big time
The Argentina ace, 27, has evolved into one of Europe’s best left-backs since joining the Dutch giants from Independiente two years ago and He has been watched by a number of clubs over the last few seasons, including Chelsea, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid.
Now it seems that Arsenal could manage to complete a transfer deal in the summer if they wish, as his agent has come out and revealed that the left-back will be looking to leave Ajax in the summer window.
Agent Ricardo Schlieper said on the Sun: “We are looking for a transfer from Tagliafico.
“We have agreed with Ajax for a departure this year.
“After spending two and a half seasons at the club, now is the perfect time.”
Tagliafico is a very good player and has proven that at the very highest level, but his fee will be huge, his wages will be huge and Arsenal would have to compete with the likes of Barcelona, so it will always be a battle.
It will be interesting to see where he ends up as this is big news, especially as he would most definitely improve this current Arsenal back-line.
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