first_imgReal Madrid frontrunners in transfer race for Arsenal target Nicolas Tagliafico Advertisement Advertisement Tagliafico is an important player in Ajax’s young squad (Picture: Getty)Nicolas Tagliafico is being tracked by Arsenal, Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid ahead of a potential summer move, according to reports.The left-back has attracted attention from a host of clubs in the last 18 months being a crucial part of Ajax’s impressive young squad.Arsenal are on the hunt for a long-term replacement for Nacho Monreal who is being courted by Barcelona and have identified Tagliafico as a potential option.But ESPN claim Tagliafico is more likely to end up in Spain.ADVERTISEMENT Unai Emery reacts to draw against TottenhamTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 7:44FullscreenUnai Emery reacts to draw against Tottenhamhttps://metro.co.uk/video/unai-emery-reacts-draw-against-tottenham-1874588/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Tagliafico’s camp feel the defender, who was born in Argentina, would adapt quicker to life in Spain and playing in La Liga.AdvertisementAdvertisementEngland is an option and at 26, Tagliafico’s aggressive playing style could quickly translate to life in the Premier League.But the player’s agent fuelled talk of a move to Spain by revealing Real was interested in Tagliafico. Ajax have a host of clubs tracking their young stars (Picture: Getty)‘Real Madrid have Tagliafico’s name on their list, because Marcelo is off to Juventus,’ said Richard Schliper.‘But no one has called me yet.’Real got a close-up look at in their Champions League last-16 tie against Ajax.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man Citycenter_img Arsenal want a replacement for Monreal (Picture: Getty)Ajax may have been narrowly beaten, but Tagliafico impressed in that game and during the group stages where he grabbed three goals.Tagliafico has also provided a further five assists from defence in all competitions this season.Ajax have Tagliafico under contract until 2022 and may be reluctant to listen to offers this summer with midfielder Frenkie de Jong set to join Barcelona and centre-back Matthijs de Ligt also poised to leave.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves Coral BarryMonday 4 Mar 2019 11:06 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link320Shares Commentlast_img

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