Nicolas Tagliafico’s agent has claimed that Real Madrid are targeting the Ajax left-back ‘because Marcelo will join Juventus’.
Links between Marcelo and Juve have intensified in recent months, given the emergence of Sergio Reguilon at Real Madrid and the Brazilian’s reported desire to reunite with former teammate Cristiano Ronaldo.
“It’s said that Tagliafico’s name has been included on Real Madrid’s shortlist because Marcelo will join Juventus,” Tagliafico’s representative Ricardo Schlieper told Radio Rivadavia.
“However no-one’s called me yet, even if there have been enquiries from other teams. He has two years left on his contract and he has no release clause, but Ajax have set a minimum price for the top European clubs.
“Which teams are they? All I can say is that among them, there’s a big Spanish club. That said, I think it’s the right time for Tagliafico to step up a level.”