Leicester City eye transfer move for England defender

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According to reports, Leicester City will possibly make a bid of up to £50 million for Burnley and England centre-back, James Tarkowski.

It’s no secret that Leicester City are monitoring a number of centre-halfs who could theoretically improve the Foxes team. Kristoffer Ajer of Celtic is one apparent target; along with Bournemouth’s Nathan Ake; as well as Jannik Vestergaard who plays his football for Southampton.

Most City fans I’ve talked to or interacted with on Foxes of Leicester’s social media believe Vestergaard is a poor option to attempt to buy. Only if Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers switches to a three-defender set-up is the Dane a decent choice, in my opinion. Maybe he’s being touted as a back-up choice.

Ake is a wonderful, fast, classy CB and should definitely be strongly considered as a possible investment and future Fox. Ajer would also seemingly be an impressive potential signing for the East Midlanders.

Leicester City want James Tarkowski

In addition to those three possibilities, Burnley’s James Tarkowski is also an alleged recipient of Leicester City’s attention. His overpriced Clarets valuation of £50 million supposedly forced Rodgers’ side to reconsider their interest last summer.

The England international is obviously a quality, durable and pugnacious player; though that pricetag still appears high. However, Mirror claims Burnley are ‘cash strapped’ due to coronavirus disruption, as are all clubs, and may not be able to reject another bid. Crystal Palace are also said to be in the running for Tarkowski.

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