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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

Neymar injured in Copa del Rey

first_imgBrazilian striker Neymar suffered an ankle injury in Barcelona’s Copa del Rey 2-0 victory against Getafe on Thursday night, but should be back on the field soon. The 21-year-old suffered the injury midway through the first half when he fell awkwardly while delivering a cross into the box.Neymar was clearly in severe pain and unable to put weight on his ankle as he was assisted off the field by medical staff.Barcelona confirmed after the game that the Brazilian had “sprained the peroneal tendon in his right ankle” and will undergo further tests on Friday.After the game, however, Barca coach Gerardo Martino told reporters the injury may not seem as severe as initially thought.“The situation didn’t look good when you saw it happen and you thought he might be out for a while, but thank God it is not as serious as it appeared and he’ll be back playing soon,” said the Argentinean. “The doctors after the game have said it is not so bad and so if tests confirm it then it is not something serious.”last_img read more