Real Madrid want Nicolas Tagliafico to replace Marcelo – agent

Real Madrid want to sign Ajax full-back Nicolas Tagliafico in anticipation of Marcelo joining Juventus, claims the Argentine player’s agent.

Sergio Reguilon appears to have replaced Marcelo in the first-team of the European champions and the Brazilian has been linked with a move to Juve for months, which could see him join his close friend Cristiano Ronaldo.

“It’s said that Tagliafico’s name has been included on Real Madrid’s shortlist because Marcelo will join Juventus,” Tagliafico’s agent Ricardo Schlieper told Radio Rivadavia.

“However, no-one’s called me yet, even if there have been enquiries from other teams. He has two years left on his contract and he has no release clause, but Ajax have set a minimum price for the top European clubs.

“Which teams are they? All I can say is that among them, there’s a big Spanish club. That said, I think it’s the right time for Tagliafico to step up a level.”

Tagliafico, 26, joined Ajax from Independiente a year ago.

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