Ajax star Tagliafico eyes Barcelona move before transfer deadline

24/01/2022; 3:13 PM By : Steven D. Thompson

The January transfer window gradually comes to a close, with teams making final decisions in their quest to bolster their squads. The 2021/22 season has gone halfway, and many clubs know what needs doing in the second half of the term.

Barcelona want to bring in top quality players but are in financial straits. To achieve their aims, they need to offload some players. The Catalan giants have a few players on their radar but have to thread slowly in their quest to remain within Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules.

One player that has caught the fancy of Los Blaugrana is Ajax Amsterdam defender Nicolas Tagliafico. The defender comes highly rated and is of interest to Barca manager Xavi Hernandez.

Barca look for a loan, Ajax wants to sell

The Catalans are in the market for bargain buys as their financial situation will not allow them to make forays into the market. With the constraints the Catalan giants have, it was a miracle they were able to bring in Ferran Torres. Joan Laporta was able to work his financial magic, and the Barca president is still conjuring some spells to bring in more players.

Barcelona need reinforcement in the defence, and they are actively working to make this happen. The Catalan club have their eyes on Nicolas Tagliafico, and the Argentine is pushing for a move to Spain before the transfer window closes in a few days.

The only dependable left-back available to FC Barcelona is Jordi Alba, and the Spaniard has had a mixed bag of performances this season. Xavi wants competition for the Spanish international and hasntified Nicolas Tagliafico as theal player to fill the role.

Tagliafico working the ropes to exit Ajax

As per Voetbal International, Argentine defender Nicolas Tagliafico has his mind on leaving Ajax, with FC Barcelona his preferred destination. According to Journalist Fabrizio Romano, the 29-year-old is doing what he can to ensure the deal happens. An initial loan move has been requested of Ajax by the Argentine.

With the transfer window gradually winding to a close, Nicolas Tagliafico is pushing for the deal to happen quickly. Ajax prefers a sale, while FC Barcelona want a loan move. Tagliafico sees a move to Barcelona as the big chance of his career. He is pushing for the move to happen as quickly as possible.

Due to their financial situation, Barcelona are only interested in a loan move with an option to buy at the end of the season. Ajax prefer to sell the defender outrightly.

The Argentine defender has been a consistent performer since he arrived at Ajax. Tagliafico is desperately pushing to join the Catalans this January.

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