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Barça is left without one of its alternatives for the left-back

Published:21/07/2022 - 18:05h

Updated:21/07/2022 - 18:05h

Nicolás Tagliafico has become a new Olympique de Lyon player. The French team closed its signing with four million euros to Ajax and a contract for three seasons

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Although Nicolás Tagliafico had turned into one of the pieces dreamed for the FC Barcelona like spare of Jordi Alba in the left side, the Olympique of Lyon has done with the services of the Argentinian in return of four million euros to the Ajax of Ámsterdam. Now, it will be linked to the French team during the next three seasons.

The French team wants to go back to litigate by the first places of Tie it 1 after finishing in the eighth box after the season 2021-22. The fact of not contesting European competitions was one of the reasons that carried to Tagliafico to think in other options. Nevertheless, the Lyon will guarantee him a regularity in the field that hardly would have in other teams.

In this way, it will be able to see more minutes during the first-half of the next course, by what would not have greater problems in being chosen by Lionel Scaloni in his final announcement for the Glass of the World that will contest in Catar. The selected Argentinian, that won the Glass America a year backwards, will arrive to the peninsula arábiga like one of the main favourites to the title.

The information on the signing of Tagliafico by the Olympique of Lyon has been anticipated by the Dutch newspaper 'Of Telegraaf', that offered details of the trip of the Argentinian to France beside his representative: "After a lot of doubts, Tagliafico decided to travel to Lyon with his agent Mo Sinouh of ICM/Stellar to close the deal. Fabrizio Romano also has confirmed the news: "Nicolás Tagliafico joins to the Olympique of Lyon, enclosed deal and there go!".

Why it did not arrive to the Barça?

The Argentinian was in the plans of the Barcelona directive to assume the functions of carrilero left. However, the Catalan entity finished decanting by Marcos Alonso, whose case would have priority. In fact, already it has initiated the conversations with Chelsea, but for now there would be possibility of ficharle in front of the high economic pretences of the londinenses.

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