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Tottenham join Arsenal in transfer race for Ajax defender Nicolas Tagliafico

first_img Metro Sport ReporterMonday 25 Mar 2019 2:19 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link164Shares Tottenham join Arsenal in transfer race for Ajax defender Nicolas Tagliafico Advertisement Tagliafico is wanted by Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Tottenham are weighing up a move for Ajax defender Nicolas Tagliafico, reports say.Tagliafico has risen to prominence in the last year and is being targeted by Unai Emery as a replacement for Nacho Monreal.The Ajax left-back has become a regular for Argentina and Arsenal continue to track Tagliafico with a view to a summer transfer. Spurs will face competition from Arsenal if they move for Tagliafico (Picture: Getty)The 26-year-old spoke out about the transfer speculation while on international duty with Argentina, and said it was flattering to be linked with the likes of Arsenal and Real Madrid.He said: ‘It’s great that they talk about me, because that means things are going well. But I can only focus on the present.’Tottenham, like Arsenal, are expected to have a busy summer despite limited transfer funds.Spurs have not signed a single player in the last two transfer windows, but there have been calls from the players and their manager Mauricio Pochettino for the club to spend big like their local rivals.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man Citycenter_img Ajax value Tagliafico at around £15m (Picture: Getty)But the Sun claim Spurs are ready to enter the race for Tagliafico and have scouted the defender extensively this season.ADVERTISEMENTAjax would demand £15million for Tagliafico, who has scored five times and provided five assists in 34 appearances for the Dutch side this campaign.AdvertisementAdvertisementTagliafico only joined Ajax from Argentinian side Independiente last summer, but quickly made a name for himself, attracting the gaze of Arsenal. Comment Advertisementlast_img read more

Syracuse’s midfield depth to be counted on again as it faces St. John’s

first_imgMatt Pratt flaunted Syracuse’s midfield depth against Virginia on Friday night.Ripping a shot through the UVA defense and into the lower left corner of Dan Marino’s net, Pratt’s fourth-quarter goal capped a 4-0 run that busted open the Cavaliers’ momentum-draining zone defense.That midfield depth has been a constant so far this season, and the No. 10 Orange (2-1) is counting on it once more as it prepares to face St. John’s (3-1) on Saturday at noon in the Whitman’s Sampler Independence Classic in Chester, Pa. Syracuse will look for continued production from both its first and second units – a core of six players that has scored 14 goals and attempted 36 shots on goal – in its Big East opener.JoJo Marasco, Luke Cometti and Scott Loy comprise the first midfield unit, while Henry Schoonmaker, Ryan Barber and Hakeem Lecky make up the second.“I think we’re really happy with the first group as far as the execution,” head coach John Desko said. “The second group is starting to pick up, too. They’re doing pretty good as far as the execution on offense.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAll six players are capable goal-scorers, and present match-up nightmares for opposing defenses. Marasco leads the first unit with five goals and six assists, while Cometti has four goals and Loy has two. Loy and Cometti are both taller than 6 feet, 2 inches, making them tough to contain.In addition to six legitimate offensive threats, the midfield also has faceoff specialist Chris Daddio, who’s won 53 percent of faceoffs this year – up from 49 percent last year and 50 percent in 2011.Syracuse had a strong offensive showing against Albany and a tremendous defensive performance against Army. In both games, though, the team struggled to put a complete package together.But Friday night against the Cavaliers, both the offense and defense clicked for the first time. Much of the team’s production stemmed from the midfield, where Marasco netted two goals, Cometti converted one and Loy added an assist.Schoonmaker, who anchors the second unit, said the fact that everyone on the midfield is easygoing and has a laidback mentality helps the unit mesh.“We’ve just been jelling with the offense,” Schoonmaker said. “I think everybody’s easy to talk to and confront. There’s not a lot of big personalities or anything.”He also said one of the midfield’s best attributes is the players’ ability to convert defense into offense. In the third quarter against UVA, long-stick midfielder Matt Harris came away with the ball, jetted the other way by himself and scored.“I think a lot of our middies can do that,” Schoonmaker said. “I’ve always liked to go from defense to offense. That’s one of my favorite things to get that transition. When I’m on defense, I just kind of think about the next chance on offense. It’s a little motivation.”The offensive transition may be easier this week as St. John’s figures to avoid the zone, Desko said. He expects a variety of alignments, like what SU saw against Virginia in the first half. He said he’s seen mostly man-to-man with some early sliding and some slow-to-go when watching the Red Storm on tape.Whatever defense it’s met with, though, the Syracuse midfield will make adjustments and improve, as it’s done all season.“I think we’re just getting used to playing with each other a little more,” Barber said. “Three weeks makes a whole lot of a difference.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Related Stories THRILLER: Rice’s overtime goal propels No. 16 Syracuse to 9-8 win over No. 6 Virginia center_img Published on March 7, 2013 at 1:38 am Contact Trevor: tbhass@syr.edu | @TrevorHasslast_img read more