Reported Leeds United target Nicolas Tagliafico has confirmed his intention to leave Eredivisie champions Ajax this summer with a Premier League move on the cards, speaking to Pasion Futbol.
It was already common knowledge that, after three years among the barges and beauty of Amsterdam, the Argentina international wanted a fresh start.
And, at long last, the man himself has now broken his silence, albeit merely to confirm what we already knew.
“The idea is to get out,” said Tagliafico when asked about his future at the recently crowned Dutch champions.
“Then you have to see which clubs come (and make an offer). For now, there is only interest, nothing concrete. We will see what happens.”
Will Tagliafico become a Leeds United left-back?
At the end of April, AS reported that Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds had opened talks with Tagliafico, who is understood to be valued in the region of £14 million with just two years left on his contract.
The likes of Alberto Moreno, Maxwel Cornet and Real Madrid legend Marcelo have all been linked since then, however, suggesting the West Yorkshire giants aren’t exactly sold on the idea of paying a substantial sum of money for a man who will turn 29 in August.
And a Nerazzurri side now coached by Simone Inzaghi are likely to step up their pursuit of a new left-sided defender after forgotten Englishman Ashley Young completed his return to former club Aston Villa earlier this week.