Why Leicester City probably won’t sign Ozan Kabak

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James Maddison of Leicester City and Ozan Kabak of Liverpool (Photo by Visionhaus/Getty Images)

The Turkish defender is on the verge of missing out on the chances of continuing in the Premier League, as his demands are a concern for Leicester City.

Ozan Kabak has worked as a lifesaver for the Liverpool manager, Jürgen Klopp, towards the penultimate rounds of the season. Having played only a handful of games, the Turkish international has made himself quite well known amongst the Premier League fans. During his short loan spell at Liverpool, Klopp hailed both his adaptability and performances as “unbelievable.”

However, despite the praises, a hypocritical smudge has been left with Kabak’s career because when the time came, Liverpool decided against triggering the £18 million option-to-buy clause in his contract. The Reds instead paid £35 million to purchase Ibrahima Konaté from RB Leipzig. This incident certainly leaves the former in a rough spot in terms of his credibility.

After Schalke’s relegation from the Bundesliga, the club would be more than willing to sell the ex-Reds loanee for sustainability. Kabak has earned a rating of 6.79 for his nine appearances in the Premier League. The player also had managed to generate a lot of interest in him by Premier League clubs such as Leicester City and Newcastle United.

But the problem lies elsewhere entirely. As reported by The Sun, the 21-year old is risking his chances of continuing in the League by pricing himself with a demanding weekly wage of £80,000. This hefty price tag is turning clubs away from him. Steve Bruce and Brendan Rodgers would both love to have him on their line-up, but the cost of achieving that is easier said than done during these times.

International team-mates Çağlar Söyüncü and his compatriot would be a perfect set of the defensive duo for the Foxes. Currently, both are a part of the Turkish squad, which is playing a few friendlies before the onset of UEFA Euro 2020. Kabak remains a potential signing that we’d love to have, but first, he has to reduce his abysmal demand of £4 million a year!