According to a report from the Evening Standard, Leicester City have made a fresh enquiry over signing Burnley defender James Tarkowski this summer – but the Foxes face stiff competition from West Ham United who are also firmly in the hunt.
Tarkowski, who has been a mainstay and crucial cog in Sean Dyche’s Clarets system over the last few seasons, starting 38 Premier League matches during 2019/2020, is now a wanted man by both Leicester and West Ham as both clubs continue to monitor his situation.
As reported by Sky, Burnley are in no rush to sell Tarkowski despite the intense interest, going on to place a whopping £50 million price tag on his shoulders due to his integral presence in their squad.
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Indeed, if Brendan Rodgers and co wish to land the Englishman, they will have to pay big money – and it’s no surprise given his impressive WhoScored statistics.
Winning 5.2 aerial duels and making 5.3 clearances per 90 last campaign, Tarkowski is a solid member of Burnley’s unwavering back line alongside long-time partner Ben Mee – with the 27-year-old also accumulating six Man of the Match awards.
The Evening Standard now report that his exploits have warranted Leicester’s fresh interest, even despite the expense of a Cengiz Under move, and Rodgers’ side may have received an unlikely financial boost.
Burnley are reportedly willing to sell for below his staggering £50m valuation due to the impact of a worldwide global pandemic, but the Lancashire club could still demand a hefty fee.
Brentford have an alleged 27.5 per cent stake in any profit made off Tarkowski’s sale, meaning Leicester’s offer will have to be enticing to say the least.
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