Ajax director of football Marc Overmars says clubs like West Ham are sleeping on Nicolás Tagliafico after a failed move this summer.

The Hammers were heavily linked with a move for the Argentine towards the end of the transfer window, with numerous reports indicating they were keen.

Indeed, at one point, it seems a transfer was on the cards, with it reported that there was an agreement in place with Ajax for a move to happen.

That advanced to a verbal agreement, although it was made clear West Ham needed to improve their offer to the player to convince him to move.

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In the end, a transfer never happened, with Tagliafico staying in the Netherlands despite both parties having clearly been keen on parting ways after three years.

Overmars has now commented on the situation and, while not specifically naming West Ham, believes that the Coronavirus situation has stopped clubs from making their move, and there was ‘very little that was concrete’.

“Otherwise, Nico would have found a decent club long ago,” he told Ajax TV.

“I have nothing against him staying. I’m actually happy with that. But we had agreed that we would work together up to a certain point on a transfer.

“I think Nico is on the list of many clubs, but not always as a number one. It’s very strange.

“If you know Nico, you know you always want him in your team. I think they are asleep.”