According to Calciomercato, Arsenal are considering launching a move to sign Ajax left-back Nicolas Tagliafico.
Tagliafico joined Ajax in January 2018 and immediately became a fixture in the first team for the Eredivisie club for the second half of the Dutch domestic campaign. His form in Holland earned the 26-year-old inclusion Argentina’s 23-man World Cup squad that travelled to Russia.
The defender has certainly impressed since his switch to Europe and now looks to be attracting the attention of big clubs in major leagues. In January, there could well be a race for Tagliafico’s signature with the player currently valued at £14.4 million by Transfermarkt.
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Considering Transfermarkt only considered him to be worth £5.4 million upon arrival in Amsterdam, it is quite remarkable how quickly the Argentine has improved his reputation.
Arsenal would certainly be wise to swoop for Tagliafico now before it’s too late.
At 32 years of age Nacho Monreal, the Gunners’ current first-choice left-back, must soon be replaced at the Emirates Stadium. Before long, the Spaniard will become unable to cope with the demands of playing in the Premier League week in week out.
Monreal’s back up, Sead Kolasinac, has failed to impress since his arrival in north London and may well be moved on by Unai Emery.
Tagliafico represents the ideal target to come in and take up Monreal’s berth for Arsenal. As both an affordable and top quality option, experienced but still with many of his best years ahead of him, the Argentine fits the bill of what the Gunners are looking for perfectly.
What do you think, Arsenal fans – should the Gunners launch a move to land Tagliafico?