Tottenham would kick themselves if Arsenal sign Nicolas Tagliafico, must act soon

Nicolas Tagliafico of Ajax during the UEFA Champions League  match between Ajax v Real Madrid at the Johan Cruijff Arena on February 13, 2019 in Amsterdam Netherlands

Arsenal are reportedly best-positioned to sign Nicolas Tagliafico.

(L-R) Lucas Vazquez of Real Madrid, Nicolas Tagliafico of Ajax during the UEFA Champions League  match between Real Madrid v Ajax at the Santiago Bernabeu on March 5, 2019 in Madrid Spain

Ajax stunned the world with a thrashing of Real Madrid last week to advance in the Champions League – but with that comes major interest in their players.

Frenkie de Jong is already heading to Barcelona this summer, but Matthijs de Ligt and Hakim Ziyech are set to attract suitors come the end of the season.

Another player who is becoming a wanted man is left back Nicolas Tagliafico, who has starred for Ajax since arriving from Independiente last January.

 

Marca now report that Arsenal are 'best-positioned' to land the Argentinian this summer, and it's fair to say that North London rivals Tottenham Hotspur may be kicking themselves if they sign him.

Despite having Ben Davies and Danny Rose, Spurs need a left back; one with pace and attacking ability, as current rose isn't quite at his 2016-17 best, and Spurs have missed that dynamic option up the flanks.

Tagliafico fits the bill. He's quick, can run for days and has quality when it comes to an end product, whilst at 26 he's approaching the peak of his powers.

Nicolas Tagliafico of Ajax during the UEFA Champions League  match between Ajax v Real Madrid at the Johan Cruijff Arena on February 13, 2019 in Amsterdam Netherlands

Mauricio Pochettino should and quite possibly will know all about his compatriot, whilst Tottenham have a strong relationship with Ajax having signed Jan Vertonghen, Christian Eriksen and Davinson Sanchez from them in years gone by.

Tagliafico should be the next name on the radar, and Tottenham must move quickly in order to make sure they land a fine left back whilst damaging Arsenal's transfer plans.

Nico Tagliafico of Ajax during the Dutch Eredivisie match between ADO Den Haag and Ajax Amsterdam at Cars Jeans stadium on February 24, 2019 in The Hague, The Netherlands

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