Arsenal has received a boost from the reported transfer target as Ajax star Nicolas Tagliafico has expressed his interest in leaving the club this summer.
Unai Emery is keen to sign a left back, and Tagliafico has denied the new contract offered by the Ajax, while his agent Ricardo Schlieper said that the defender has made up his mind to depart.
The 29-year-old will be against Juventus on Wednesday night in a crucial fixture.
The defender told the Mirror: “I think in the summer it could be a natural time to take the step.
“But I try not to think about taking that step just yet because we have many important games to focus on.
“Yes, it’s flattering because I think it’s the most competitive league. When you are a child, the target is to come to Europe and play in a top league like the Premier League. I came to Ajax because of the philosophy, the style of football and the club.
“I could have gone to Betis in Spain, but I knew that at Ajax I would learn and improve which made it the best step – and it’s happened as I predicted.
“It was the perfect moment to come to Europe, and it was late because I was 25, it’s late for a player. It was tough to take the decision, but I needed to take a risk.
“We’ve had this same plan for a long time. It’s a club that is used to selling young players, so we know we have to rebuild every now and then.
“But this year especially was one of the best years because the squad and the players which got together was really good and the players, the staff and the fans are together. We’re on the same path like a family.”