Recently Ajax chief Marc Overmars has given a hint about their summer transfer plans.
Ajax, once again, have asserted their domestic dominance by securing a league and cup double.
However, due to the pandemic, clubs all over the world are struggling financially and Ajax is no exception to such a situation.
In recent years, Ajax have sold top players like Hakim Ziyech, Matthijs de Ligt and Frenkie De Jong, and Overmars has hinted that two of their first-team stars could leave this summer.
Speaking to Dutch magazine Voetbal International (via the Express), Overmars said: “A departure for Nicolas Tagliafico and David Neres would not be illogical.”
Leeds United should take a keen interest if Tagliafico is made available.
Phil Hay, the Athletic journalist, claimed last month that the Whites could be looking to sign three to five players this summer.
Signing a defensive midfielder, mainly as a cover for Kalvin Phillips is their top priority, but they could also look to add a new left-back to their ranks.
Ezgjan Alioski is almost certain to leave the club this summer on a free transfer. The club apparently have made an attempt to keep him, but Bielsa has failed to provide a positive update when asked about the player’s contract situation.
Stuart Dallas, the versatile unsung hero, remains another option for the Whites, but signing a new left-back is essential.
The 28-cap Argentine international joined Ajax in 2017 and has established himself as a key player for the club. He is known for his pace and attacking play from deep.
In theory, the 28-year-old should be perfect for Bielsa’s side. He will bring a wealth of experience with him, and enters the prime phase of his career.