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The reasons why Manchester City would sign Tagliafico and not Alaba

Given the possible departure of Zinchenko, Pep Guardiola would have decided to buy the Ajax player and not the Bayer Munich one. 

Nicolás Tagliafico, David Alaba
Nicolás Tagliafico, David Alaba

It is a very busy trading market in Europe, and Pep Guardiola wants to have a solid defense to be able to aspire not only to win the Premiere League but also the Champions League. For this reason, he is interested in hiring Tagliafico, leaving Alaba aside. With the recent arrival of Ruben Dias and the possible transfer of the Argentinean, Manchester City would complete its transfer market.

Tagliafico has some advantages over the Austrian player as he can perform both as a central defender and as a lateral defender, giving the Spanish coach different variants. His role as leader would also have been a factor that influenced the decision to stay with the captain of the Argentina National Team.

The price for the transfer of Tagliafico is not that high, which would be an advantage for Manchester City. It is estimated that Ajax would sell it for a figure close to 25 million dollars, although it is not ruled out that it could arrive on loan but with a purchase option. Instead, Bayer Munich wants a higher figure for the Austrian defender, which would complicate the negotiation.

Tagliafico at 28 years old has become a highly valued player in world football as he has a very good defensive game but at the same time he has scored several goals with the Ajax shirt. It would be a great signing that could add strength to the Manchester City defense.

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