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Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta to sign highly-rated Ajax star to boost their defence

express: Arsenal have received a major boost in their bid to sign Nicolas Tagliafico from Ajax. The Gunners are looking to strengthen in defence after a woeful campaign that has seen them conceding a staggering 36 goals in 28 Premier League matches.

According to The Sun, the north Londoners’ chances of signing Tagliafico look good as the left-back is keen to move to the Emirates and has also struck a promising agreement with Ajax.

The Argentina international has agreed with the club to let him go if their asking price of £20million is met in the summer.

The 27-year-old wants to test his abilities at a bigger stage and that is why he would be open to moving to the Premier League for Arsenal.

However, the Gunners won’t find it easy to sign him as he has also been linked with Chelsea, Atletico Madrid and Barcelona following two successful years with the Dutch giants.

Tagliafico won the Double with Ajax last season and played a big part in the team’s successful Champions League run that saw them reaching the semi-finals.

Arsenal are very keen on the Argentine as he is one of the most highly-rated full-backs in the world and could add some much-needed quality to Mikel Arteta’s fragile backline.

Arteta also thinks that Tagliafico’s arrival would be essential as he would help free up Bukayo Saka and allow him to play in his natural position as a left-winger.

Saka has been one of the team’s few saving graces during this turbulent season as he has put together some stunning performances and recorded nine assists across all competitions.

However, the 18-year-old did all that while playing as a full-back, which isn’t his primary position and wishes to move forward in attack.

Saka has played ahead of the likes of Sead Kolasinac and Kieran Tierney who have struggled with injury and form throughout the campaign.

The England Under-19’s contract with Arsenal runs out next year and the club want him to sign an extension as soon as possible as they see him as a promising investment for the future.

The Gunners want to move fast as Manchester United are said to be keeping tabs on the youngster with manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wanting to invest in youth as he rebuilds his squad.

However, management are confident that Saka will agree to put pen to paper on a multi-year deal as he will be handed a huge pay-rise to fend off interest for one of their prize assets.

Source: Published by express

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Umukoro Ufuoma
Umukoro Ufuoma
10 days ago

he will be a good addition for arsenal fc

Daniel Ntichika
Daniel Ntichika
10 days ago

Tagliafico has done well for Ajax.. can’t say if a move to the EPL will do him gud

Adepoju oluwapelumi
Adepoju oluwapelumi
10 days ago

Arsenal need defender and midfielder to boost their team

Abdulkadri Ayodeji
Abdulkadri Ayodeji
10 days ago

Well seeing as he has earlier stated that Saka’s future is on the wing, that will mean no deal for Kurzawa and getting rid of Kolasinac, cos Mikel has stated that he sees a future for Tierney on the team. But I think it will be good business though

Dele Braimoh
Dele Braimoh
10 days ago

Arsenal should look for a more experienced and mature player instead of a 19years old that will be benched eventually

Adewole olatunde samuel
Adewole olatunde samuel
10 days ago

He would be a great addition to arsenal defense

Nwawuba Emmanuel Chibueze
Nwawuba Emmanuel Chibueze
10 days ago

I believe he will be a good addition to that arsenal defence

TSOKWA PUNARIMAM
TSOKWA PUNARIMAM
10 days ago

Exactly they need it

Emmanuel Aso otisi
Emmanuel Aso otisi
10 days ago

Nicolas will be a good addition to the Gunners

Emmanuel Aso otisi
Emmanuel Aso otisi
10 days ago

Nicolas will be a good addition to the Gunners

Emeghurhie Peter
Emeghurhie Peter
10 days ago

He will have great impact on arsenal, I think he will do well In arsenal

Ajagu Joseph Samson
Ajagu Joseph Samson
10 days ago

That will be good for his team

Ajoseh Florence
Ajoseh Florence
10 days ago

That would be a great move for arsenal

Mohammed Nma Madiwu
Mohammed Nma Madiwu
10 days ago

That’s great idea

AREO Abiodun
AREO Abiodun
10 days ago

Nicolas tagliafico is still young and very talented player, and am very sure he has potential to add some fair factor to arsenal defense line

Balogun Olamide
Balogun Olamide
10 days ago

Good planning, it will help n boost their performance

Ajagbe Olufemi
Ajagbe Olufemi
10 days ago

Arsenal can only get him if they are serious

ikechukwu
ikechukwu
10 days ago

this is really a nice signing that arsenal will get

Stanley Ejike Raphael
Stanley Ejike Raphael
10 days ago

That will not be a bad idea, he will do well in arsenals,i think so

Stanley Ejike Raphael
Stanley Ejike Raphael
10 days ago

That will not be a bad idea, he will do well in arsenal,i think so

John Orobosa
John Orobosa
10 days ago

Perfect move. I hope it works out.

Abdulwahab Shayau
Abdulwahab Shayau
10 days ago

He will be a good addition to the squad

Nnorom Nzenwa
Nnorom Nzenwa
10 days ago

He is a good left footer. I wish him well if the transfer is successful

Atte
Atte
10 days ago

.I think Nicolas Tagliafico will eventually end up in Arsenal. If he’s among the most highly rated full backs worldwide, then Arteta should grab tight to him as he really need to tighten up his backline after conceding so much goals in one season in the EPL.

Ayodeji Adeniyi
Ayodeji Adeniyi
10 days ago

Good for him

Ndumnwere Benjamin Paul
Ndumnwere Benjamin Paul
10 days ago

A good addition to the arsenal sqard

NUHU A BILLAH
NUHU A BILLAH
10 days ago

Nicholas can fit into Arsenal defence line if at all they need him let the meet the 20 million Price

Ndumnwere Chima
Ndumnwere Chima
10 days ago

Nicolas Tagliafico will be a big boost for Arsenal defence.
He’s fine form with Ajax is very admirable.

Onafuwa Oluwasheyi Oladipo
Onafuwa Oluwasheyi Oladipo
10 days ago

He will really be a boost for Arsenal back line not minding the interest from other clubs, Arsenal should just be fast about it

Ogwu E. Moses
Ogwu E. Moses
10 days ago

All the best to both parties

Fatima Abdullahi
Fatima Abdullahi
10 days ago

He is going to be a very good addition for Arsenal…

Obiezu Emmanuel Onyedikachi
Obiezu Emmanuel Onyedikachi
10 days ago

He will be a good signing for them

Chima franklyn
Chima franklyn
10 days ago

Good move by Arsenal

Omenogor Lucky
Omenogor Lucky
9 days ago

Wow, that’s really great.

Olayinka Njoku
Olayinka Njoku
9 days ago

Arsenal needs him more to strengthen their defense.

Olawoore Tesleem
Olawoore Tesleem
9 days ago

Arteta should sign a very strong and competent player who’s gonna stand firm at the back. I wish the guy is as good as talked about.