Alex McLeish claims ‘it makes sense’ for Leeds United to target Ajax star Nicolas Tagliafcio this summer.
The former Scotland boss, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, insisted that Leeds need a new left back if they want to improve.
As reported by AS, Leeds are among the several European clubs to have entered the bidding for Tagliafico.
Ezgjan Alioski is currently Marcelo Bielsa’s first-choice left-back, but he is set to leave at the end of his contract this summer.
McLeish insists Tagliafico can take Leeds to the next level and backed the club to sign ‘more quality’ this summer.
“Alioski has not really done anything wrong,” McLeish told Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge.
“He’s been shifted into left back, he’s usually a forward player and did well in those areas when coming from midfield.
“You have to give him credit but for any team to look at going forward they need to look at which positions they can improve.
“With Alioski not being a natural left back, you think Leeds would be looking at somebody like Tagliafico.
“It makes sense, Leeds want to get to the next level and to do that they need to get more quality in.”
Tagliafico, 28, has made 39 appearances for Ajax so far this season and has picked up four assists.
Alioski continues to start for Leeds even though he looks likely to be the first player to leave this summer.