Real Madrid, Atletico want Ajax’s Nicolas Tagliafico

Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid are among the clubs with an interest in signing Ajax full-back Nicolas Tagliafico, according to reports.

ESPN FC say Real Betis also hold an interest in the Argentine international alongside Arsenal with a move away from Ajax appearing increasingly likely.

Tagliafico, 26, joined Ajax from Independiente a year ago and has become an instrumental part of their first-team squad – netting three goals in their six Champions League group games.

The left-back impressed in the first leg of the Champions League last 16 tie against Real Madrid and his agent Ricardo Schlieper recently spoke of interest from Los Blancos in his client.

The future of Madrid defender Marcelo is appearing increasingly uncertain while Atleti may need a new full-back with Filipe Luis out-of-contract and Lucas Hernandez linked to Bayern Munich.

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