Manchester United have reportedly joined Leeds and Manchester City in the search for Ajax defender Nicolas Tagliafico this summer.
the Argentina Star has established himself as one of the best left-backs in European football since trading Independiente for the Dutch giants in January 2018. Indeed, the 28-year-old has scored 13 goals and added 19 assists in 138 games. since his visit to Eredivisie.
The defender didn’t sign a new deal with Ajax until December. But if that took his tenure until 2023, he would be free to find a new club this summer.
Indeed, the Daily mail reported on the weekend that Ajax will not stand in the way of Tagliafico if he wants to look for a new challenge.
The newspaper added new information that it is also available for £ 13million.
This is in contradiction with the report on TransferMarketWeb, who claimed Ajax will demand € 26million from the player.
The interest reported by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is perhaps surprising, given Luke Shaw’s performances this season.
The England star improved his game after Alex Telles arrived last summer and kept the Brazilian on the sidelines.
Brandon Williams also remains an option for the red devils, which makes the Tagliafico link strange.
At this point it looks like Leeds will need a new left-back the most.
Marcelo Bielsa’s men are expected to lose Ezgjan Alioski at the end of the season. Leeds also prefer to play makeshift full-back Stuart Dallas in central midfield, so the movement makes sense.
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Man Utd will attack thoroughly
Meanwhile, Manchester United have made a significant change to their transfer plans this summer, according to a report.
News that Eric Bailly has signed a new three-year deal, with the option of an additional 12 months, means United’s priorities have shifted. According to The telegraph of the dayUnited boss Ole Gunnar Solskajer “will now try to sign Erling Haaland and the best strikers in Europe ”.
Bailly’s new contract came out of nowhere on Monday. The Ivorian defender The camp had made rumors about the 27-year-old’s misfortune at Old Trafford. The former Villarreal man is said to be upset by his lack of match action.
Bailly will now seek to replace Victor Lindelof as Harry Maguire’s defensive partner.
The search for a central defender for Solskjaer is no longer a priority, according to the report. The Norwegian will hang his hat on Bailly and instead look to do everything possible to attack signings this summer.
Haaland tops Solskjaer’s wanted list. But the Norwegian forward is also wanted by a number of other clubs. Jack Grealish and Jadon Sancho are also options United have on their search list. And moving on to one of those goals was “made easier” after Bailly’s enrollment.
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