Arsenal make £8million offer for Ajax and Argentina defender Nicolas Tagliafico in front of January move
Arsenal have presented a £8million offer for Ajax and Argentina defender Nicolas Tagliafico, as indicated by reports.
It is comprehended the Gunners keen to bring in the left-back in the new year as their injury crisis continues.
According to Calciomercato, Arsenal are set to beat fellow Premier League side Newcastle to Tagliafico’s mark after the Toon failed in their pursuit during the summer.
The full-back, 26, has awed this season as Ajax sit second in the Eredivisie behind high-flying PSV Eindhoven.
But the Dutch side are top of their Champions League group, level on focuses with Bayern Munich, to some extent because of the defender’s two goals against AEK Athens a month ago.
Tagliafico was part of the Argentina squad at the World Cup in Russia and began each amusement as La Albiceleste slammed out in the second round.
And he joins Frenkie de Jong and Matthijs de Ligt as transfer targets as Ajax confront a tough undertaking keeping hold of their star players.
Unai Emery is as of now without standard left-backs Nacho Monreal and Sead Kolasinac because of injuries.
It implies Granit Xhaka has been compelled to fill in for his side there in the amusements against Leicester and Crystal Palace.
In any case, regardless of scoring a breathtaking free-kick at Selhurst Park, Xhaka was gotten out by Wilfried Zaha and gave away a clumsy penalty, allowing the Eagles to snatch a point.
The conceivably signing of Tagliafico, however, could spell the finish of Monreal’s time at the Emirates.
The protector joined the club in 2013 however turns 33 in February. And with Kolasinac’s spell at Arsenal plagued by injuries, Emery could turn to the Argentine as a long-term replacement.