Tagliafico welcomes Barcelona & Arsenal talk



The Argentina international full-back is reluctant to be drawn into a debate regarding his future, but is pleased to be attracting interest from afar

Ajax defender Nicolas Tagliafico will not be “disrespectful” to his current club by discussing potential moves elsewhere, but admits to being flattered by Barcelona and Arsenal transfer talk.

The Argentina international is among those in Amsterdam to be attracting admiring glances from afar.

Arsenal, Real Madrid, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid are among his many suitors, with the Gunners preparing themselves for a potential move to find cover for Nacho Monreal – with his current contract due to expire in the summer.

Tagliafico has told Mundo Deportivo of the exit rumours: “I am enjoying life and football. We are privileged as footballers.

“Our work is something fascinating and something we love to do. I enjoy playing for the national team and my club. I can’t think of what’s coming, that’s disrespectful to my club.”

While reluctant to be drawn into a debate on his future, Tagliafico is pleased to be drawing interest from the likes of Camp Nou.

He added on the links to Barca: “It’s great that they talk about me, because that means things are going well.

“But I can only focus on the present. Friday we [Argentina] have to beat Venezuela and that’s what counts.”