Report: Newcastle United interested in Nicolas Tagliafico

A general view of St James' Park with Sports Direct signage before the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Leicester City at St. James Park on September 29, 2018 in Newcastle...

Newcastle United and Arsenal are reportedly interested in signing Nicolas Tagliafico from Ajax in the January transfer window.

Nicolas Tagliafico of Ajax during the UEFA Champions League  match between Ajax v Bayern Munchen at the Johan Cruijff Arena on December 12, 2018 in Amsterdam Netherlands

Newcastle United are interested in signing Nicolas Tagliafico from Ajax in the January transfer window, according to The Mirror.

It has been reported that the left-back is high on the list of defensive targets for Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez.

 

Summer interest

This is not the first time that Newcastle have been linked with the highly-rated Ajax left-back.

Back in July 2018, The Chronicle reported that Newcastle made an enquiry for the Argentina international defender manager Rafael Benitez had kept tabs on for quite some time.

(L-R) Daley Blind of Ajax, Nicolas Tagliafico of Ajax during the UEFA Champions League  match between Ajax v Bayern Munchen at the Johan Cruijff Arena on December 12, 2018 in Amsterdam...

Arsenal competition

Newcastle are not the only club in the Premier League who are reported to be on the hunt for the former Independiente star.

According to a report in Calciomercato.com in October 2018, Arsenal are interested in Tagliafico.

Stats

Tagliafico joined Dutch giants Ajax from Argentine club Independiente in January 2018.

So far this season, the 26-year-old Argentina international left-back has made 13 appearances in the Eredivisie so far this season, scoring one goal and providing three assists in the process, according to WhoScored.

The left-back has made five Champions League appearances for Ajax this campaign, scoring three goals in the process, according to WhoScored.

Nicolas Tagliafico of Ajax during the UEFA Champions League  match between Ajax v Bayern Munchen at the Johan Cruijff Arena on December 12, 2018 in Amsterdam Netherlands

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