A reliable journalist has dropped an exciting transfer claim on Leeds United’s pursuit of Nicolas Tagliafico.
Speaking on the Kick-off podcast (via Voetbalprimeur), De Telegraaf reporter Mike Verweij has claimed that the Elland Road club’s interest in the Ajax defender seems to be ‘more serious than anyone assumed’, adding that Inter Milan also appear to be in the market for him.
Leeds must sign Tagliafico
Marcelo Bielsa’s team must do all that they can to try and sign Tagliafico once the summer transfer window opens.
The left-back would certainly be an upgrade on Ezgjan Alioski, as he has averaged more interceptions (1.8), clearances (1.3), shots (1.6), key passes (one), dribbles (0.4), crosses (0.7) and long balls (1.3) than the Leeds man so far in their respective domestic leagues this season.
Should Leeds sign Tagliafico?
One may argue that the Eredivisie is not at as high of a standard than the Premier League, but these figures show that Tagliafico is a more than capable player both in attacking and defensive areas.
At 28 years of age, the Argentina international is only just reaching the peak of his powers, and so now may be the best time for Leeds to capitalise on that by trying to bring him to Elland Road.
He would certainly seem a shrewd addition by the Whites should they be able to secure his signature.
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