“Agreements have been made with Andre Onana, Donny van de Beek and Nicolas Tagliafico, but it remains to be seen if the market is really opening up.
“For Onana and Van de Beek, another year of Ajax could certainly be an option, for Tagliafico it is slightly different because of his age.
“In preparation I will try Lisandro Martínez in that position. He also played in midfield with us, but he is a defender. “
Ten Hag’s comments confirm what Tagliafico’s agent Ricardo Schlieper revealed in May.
“We agreed with Ajax that he would be leaving this year,” said Schlieper. “After spending two and a half seasons at the club, it’s the ideal time for this.
“If football returns to normal, a transfer to Tagliafico could be made.”