Leeds United have taken an interest in Ajax left-back Nicolás Tagliafico according to Valentijn Driessen, chief football reporter for De Telegraaf.
Leeds United heeft concrete interesse in Tagliafico https://t.co/oxvuBhjZls #veronicainside pic.twitter.com/g8jKT5fAwA— Veronica Inside (@veronicainside) April 17, 2021
Driessen said: “He will probably meet that referee (Anthony Taylor) because Leeds United would like to have him” when discussing Ajax’s Europa League tie against AS Roma.
As with all transfer links, it should be taken with a pinch of salt, and that does seem to especially be the case when it comes to Argentina internationals - as they are linked to Marcelo Bielsa constantly.
they’ve an agreement to let him leave this summer to a top league. man city wanted him in the jan window but didn’t happen. leeds mentioned in the netherlands overnight— ⓓⓔⓐⓝ (@deancore) April 17, 2021
Tagliafico is a very good player, who plays with a style that would suit Leeds. However, he is already 28 years old and when he was linked with Manchester City earlier this season the price quoted was £35m, Leeds will surely not be interested in a left-back at that price.
Tagliafico is also being linked with a move to Inter Milan, and those links look stronger than the ones to Leeds - with Tagliafico himself saying: “It’s incredible to be linked with such a team, with all the history there. I can tell you that my idol of all time is Javier Zanetti.
“He played his entire career in the Nerazzurri shirt. This interest cannot be other than pleasing, but I’m a realistic person and today I therefore prefer to focus exclusively on the present.
“Serie A is a very competitive championship, with very tactically prepared teams and many great players. Such a League always intrigues. My surname is clearly Italian, I have origins from Genoa and Calabria. Obviously, I would like to play in the top division in Italy one day.”