The clock’s ticking fast and Arsenal are still picking the paces in the competition for Ajax star Nicolas Tagliafico.
Nacho Monreal is being hunted by Barcelona, which leaves the Gunners backfield bare-boned.
Unai Emery side have been magnificent this better half of the season, but should Monreal leave in the summer, as floated by news outlets, Arsenal will have a big hole to fill.
Tagliafico is reportedly being chased down by the north London side as the summer window approaches again, with less than 10 games left to play in the Premier League.
The 26-year-old Ajax defender check wells on all areas as Monreal’s likely successor, but Arsenal’s bid may not hold a candle to the appealing thought of playing in Spain.
According to the player’s agent Richard Schliper, it is unlikely Arsenal will get Tagliafico when the summer transfer window is flung open.
An ESPN claim reports that the 26-year-old could wind up playing in Spain. Though, the backfield guardian plays aggressive style of football typical of what is seen in England, he is unlikely to thrive there said his agent.
Real Madrid interest in the star who had hugely impressed this term for Ajax especially in the European Champions League, has fuelled talks he could balk at Arsenal’s options and play for the Spanish side instead.
Tagliafico is under contract at Ajax until 2022, which could making selling him off really difficult, as they set to lose Frenkie de Jong to Arsenal.