By Daniel Feliciano

11th May, 2022 | 2:10pm

Leeds United interested in Nicolas Tagliafico, player would need convincing

Leeds United would be keen to sign Nicolas Tagliafico from Ajax this summer, but the player would need convincing to join the club according to SoccerNews.

The Argentina international has been linked with an exit from the Amsterdam club this summer as he enters the final 12 months of his deal, but the top clubs that were once interested are no longer at the table.

That has given Leeds hope in their bid to sign the 29-year-old defender, but the player is not convinced and would need to be convinced about stepping down from Champions League football.

Leicester are also said to be interested in his services, but the player is open to staying at Ajax and trying to earn a contract extension too although they could cash in.

It’s believed the player would cost around €12m (£10.2m) and Leeds turning their pursuit into concrete interest would depend on them securing their Premier League status for next season.

Upgrade

Tagliafico would be an absolutely huge upgrade on current left-back option Junior Firpo, and a new left-back would be needed in the summer after Stuart Dallas’ horror injury.

The Argentine has played at the highest level and shown great competency at both ends of the pitch, being described by Kevin Campbell as ‘top quality‘, and a move to a bigger club didn’t materialise because there were simply better options out there for them.

That doesn’t detract from his quality though and if the Whites could convince him to make the move to Yorkshire he would be a terrific coup in the window.

With that said though, it would be a really tough deal to get over the line. There would be lots of different clubs in his ear about a deal and there would likely be more attractive propositions than a potential relegation battle.

It’s the type of deal that Jesse Marsch would be revered for getting done though and would help bolster the squad to move them away from the type of battle they’re in this season.

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