Ajax ruined the dreams of Nicolas Tagliafico in the winter, the Amsterdam club did not allow the Argentine left-back to move to Camp Nou. Since then, Tagliafico has not given in to anger, he is indignant and does not give up moving to Catalonia.
The conversation with the Argentine media almost did not pass without Nicolas Tagliafico mentioning how Ajax ruined his transfer to Barcelona. The Catalans wanted to bring the left-back on loan until the summer, and then buy him back.
Ajax crossed that option, the Argentine stayed at the Johan Cruyff Arena and began to fall into the background. They are somewhat aware in Amsterdam that they will not be able to do this for a long time, they do not need a dissatisfied player and it is a question of the moment when Barcelona will start a new attack.
A tandem of defenders may arrive at the Camp Nou from Amsterdam this summer, as the Catalans are trying to strengthen both sides, and in addition to Nicolas Tagliafico, right back Nusair Mazraoui is also reinforcement for Barcelona.
It will be much easier for the Blaugrana to make an agreement with Mazraoui, since the right back's contract with Ajax expires in June and he could arrive in Catalonia as a free agent. Exactly what Barcelona needs - reinforcements without Euro compensation.
The story is different with Tagliafico, the Argentine left-back is bound by the contract for Ajax until the summer of 2023… The Catalan club and the Argentine will have to figure out a way to approve the Ajax. Far from the fact that the transfer is finished, the player does not give up hope.
"I have a contract with Ajax until the middle of 2023, I have a little more than a year left. There was interest from Barcelona, the two clubs talked, but no agreement was reached.
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"It was a complicated situation for Barcelona at the time, I think it will certainly be easier now in June," Tagliafico told Argentine media.
Either way, Jordi Alba will win the competition. The only question is whether Tagliafico will convince Ajax to let him go or Barcelona will turn to other options. Of course, the dream of every player is to play in the biggest European clubs, and that is exactly what Barcelona is.
Also, the Catalans need a good defender, given that currently Alba and Alves are in their late years, while the younger defenders are not always in good shape. We'll see. It would be an interesting transfer.