Real Madrid and Barcelona target Tagliafico speaks about possible summer Arsenal transfer move

Nicolas Tagliafico insists he’s happy at Ajax amid speculation that Arsenal are lining up a big summer move.

Despite spending over £70 million on new players last season, mostly on his back-line, Unai Emery is desperate to improve the defence at the end of the season after struggling to keep pace with the likes of Liverpool, Manchester City and Spurs in the chase for a Premier League title.

And with Nacho Monreal coming towards the back-end of his top-level playing days, Emery has identified the 26-year-old Ajax left-back as a possible long-term replacement for the Spaniard, with reports suggesting the Gunners are ‘best positioned’ to sign Tagliafico ahead of the likes of Real Madrid and Barcelona.

Now, amid all the transfer speculation surrounding his future, the talented left-back has admitted that he is just enjoying his football right now and is just trying to do his job for Ajax until the end of the season.

Asked about being linked to Arsenal, Real Madrid, Atleti and Barca, Tagliafico told El Mundo Deportivo: ‘I am enjoying life and football. We are privileged as footballers.

‘Our work is something fascinating and something we love to do. I enjoy playing for the national team and my club. I can’t think of what’s coming, that’s disrespectful to my club.’

Could Arsenal tempt Tagliafico to the Premier League?

Emery is in desperate need of adding quality to certain areas of the pitch and adding a top-level player like Tagliafico would certainly add quality to his back-line, as the defender has impressed on numerous occasions for Ajax this season.

So if Arsenal are prepared to offer the right kind of money they could easily tempt the Ajax star to the Premier League as they are one of the biggest clubs in world football.

It will just be a case of whether they are prepared to spend big money.

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