Newcastle are now interested in an £8m deal to sign Ajax left-back Nicolas Tagliafico according to an ‘exclusive’ from The Sun this afternoon – however Fulham are also said to be keen.
The 25-year old left-back was strong linked with a move to St James’ Park in the final few days of the transfer window last summer, although he ended up leaving the Argentinian League for Ajax instead – costing the Dutch side just shy of £4m.
He was also in action in Russia this summer, featuring in all of Argentina’s games during a disappointing tournament for the South Americans.
We’ll take this with a pinch of salt given it comes from The Sun, but Benitez is clearly keen to sign another left-back – with Paul Dummet being our only genuine option in that area at present – so it could make a lot of sense for Rafa to go back in for the Argentinian.
— The Sun – Newcastle (@SunNewcastle) July 30, 2018
It’s claimed that Wolfsburg and Schalke are also keen, with themselves and Benitez said to have been ‘alerted’ by news that he’s available for just £8m this summer.
Given we’re very much in for a new left-back and Rafa’s showed interest in the past, there *might* just be something in this..