De Telegraaf’s head of football Valentijn Driessen has told Veronica Inside that Leeds United have ‘concrete interest’ in Ajax’s Nicolás Tagliafico.
The Dutch side were knocked out of the Europa League by AS Roma on Thursday and English referee Anthony Taylor officiated the midweek tie.
“He [Tagliafico] will probably meet that referee [Taylor] because Leeds United would like to have him,” Driessen said.
Less than 24 hours later, another journalist, Henk Spaan, is of the belief the left-back is wanted by top clubs across Europe.
Spaan then followed it up by asking if the 28-year-old wants to go to ‘incredibly nice club, Leeds, who currently have Marcelo Bielsa in charge at Elland Road’.
The defender still has two more years left on his contract at Ajax and prior to their clash against Roma, Tagliafico expressed his desire to make a switch to Serie A in the future.
“Serie A is a very competitive league, with very tactically prepared teams and many great players,” he told TuttoMercatoWeb.
“It always intrigues, such a league always intrigues… My surname is clearly Italian, I have Genoese and Calabrian origins. Obviously, I would like to play in the Italian league one day.”
The South American refused to discuss his future beyond this season when directly quizzed about reported interest from Inter Milan.