Tagliafico’s agent claims he is seeking transfer for Chelsea-linked star

Nicolas Tagliafico’s agent has provided an update on the Ajax defender’s future, in the wake of links to Premier League outfit Chelsea.

Chelsea eyeing a left-back?

Perhaps one of Chelsea’s weak points this season has been their left-back spot.

Both Marcos Alonso and Emerson Palmieri have had spells in the first-team this term, but neither has impressed too much.

Both have also been tipped to depart Stamford Bridge of late, with Emerson having hinted that he could return to Italy.

Cesar Azpilicueta, a right-back by trade, has perhaps been the Blues’ best left-back this season.

But with the Spaniard not a natural in that position, and also 30 years of age, Chelsea will no doubt be keen to strengthen at left-back in the near future.

The capital giants have been linked with a number of left-sided defenders this season, including the likes of Ben Chilwell and Alex Telles, though the latter is apparently closing in on a switch to PSG.

LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 18: Emerson Palmieri of Chelsea during the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Leicester City at Stamford Bridge on August 18, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Craig Mercer/MB Media/Getty Images)

Tagliafico eyeing move

The latest full-back tipped to make the move to Chelsea, meanwhile, is the aforementioned Tagliafico.

The 27-year-old has been a mainstay in Ajax’s backline for the past two and a half years, where he has put on stellar displays both in the league and Europe.

It was reported on Wednesday, though, that Chelsea have been informed that they could sign Tagliafico for just £22.4m in the next transfer window.

And now, as mentioned above, recent comments on the part of Tagliafico’s agent will no doubt give even more hope to those Chelsea fans keen for their club to land the Argentine.

As per the Evening Standard, quoting the Daily Star, Tagliafico’s agent, Ricardo Schlieper, stated that he is ‘looking for a transfer’ for his client, having previously agreed with Ajax that he could move on this year:

 “We are looking for a transfer for Tagliafico.

“We have agreed with Ajax that he would leave this year. After having spent two-and-a-half seasons at the club, it’s the ideal moment for it.

“If football goes back to being normal, a transfer could be done for Tagliafico.”

Schlieper also claims that there are clubs already interested in the Ajax standout:

“There are clubs that are interested but we have to see how everything pans out with football and the pandemic.

“I will never mention a name of the club we are speaking with because it hurts the negotiations for us and the player.”

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This article was edited by Conor Laird.

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