Paris Saint-Germain missed out on Matthijs de Ligt last summer when the Ajax defender was on the market and settled for Mitchel Bakker who is very much a player in development.
This summer, PSG could upgrade their defense in a big way with Nicolás Tagliafico, the 27-year-old Ajax left-back would challenge Juan Bernat for a place in the starting lineup.
The position is a priority for Leonardo, PSG’s sporting director, and the Argentine would fit in with the South American contingency already in the squad. With Layvin Kurzawa expected to leave the club at the end of the season when his contract expires, Tagliafico would be an ideal signing at a reasonable price, €25 million according to TyC Sports.
The Argentinian publication also reports (via Culture PSG), that Tagliafico’s agent, Ricardo Schlieper, has confirmed that he has been in discussions with PSG regarding his client’s interest in coming to the French capital.
Ricardo Schlieper, Nicolás #Tagliafico’s agent confirms the Argentinian’s departure from #AjaxAmsterdam and discussions with #psg and #chelsea. #Arsenal and #AtleticoMadrid also interested.
(TyC Sports) pic.twitter.com/96Zfi9wIjn
— PSG WORLD NATION (@PSG_WorldNation) May 23, 2020
Unfortunately, the report also revealed that Schlieper is in talks with Chelsea FC who are also looking to upgrade their left-back position.
PSG continues to track Alex Telles at FC Porto and all indications are that negotiations are ongoing. Could Tagliafico be a backup plan or is this proof that Porto’s asking price is too high for Telles and Leonardo has decided to move on?
The positive takeaway here is that PSG are going after some very talented players and landing any one of them would instantly improve the defense for next season.
Update: Schlieper has since posted on Twitter denying that he made these comments reported by TyC Sports.
Desmiento haber hecho alguna declaración o afirmado alternativas para la transferencia de Tagliafico en @TyCSports cómo se me atribuye. No es mi costumbre hablar de estos temas a la prensa excepto que los informe alguno de los clubes que pudieran tener interés
— Ricardo Schlieper (@schlieper) May 24, 2020
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