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Leicester City: The Foxes have ‘renewed their interest’ in James Tarkowski, according to reports

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According to the Daily Mirror, Leicester City have “renewed their interest” in alleged Crystal Palace target and current Burnley centre-back James Tarkowski. 

This report claims that Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers is keen to add a “proven Premier League performer” to his options at centre-back and Tarkowski, who has featured in each of the last four Premier League seasons for Burnley, accumulating 114 top-flight appearances in that time, is reportedly on the Northern Irish manager’s “summer hitlist of defensive targets”. 

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The Daily Mirror have named Palace as another club that are interested in signing the 27-year-old centre-back, however, considering that the Foxes currently sit eight places higher than Palace on the Premier League table, Leicester could be in a positive position to persuade Tarkowski to move to the King Power Stadium instead of Selhurst Park, should the defender leave his current club Burnley, who also sit in a higher position on the Premier League table than Crystal Palace at the moment. 

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TIF Thoughts…

As per WhoScored, Leicester City have played with a possession-based style of football that features a lot of short passes this season. The Foxes’ centre-backs play an important role in this tactical set up as is evident by the fact that their centre-back Caglar Soyuncu has played a higher number of passes per Premier League game than any other Foxes player this term, with his main centre-back partner Jonny Evans playing the second-highest number of passes per Premier League game of any Foxes player this season. 

Soyuncu has also got the third-highest Premier League pass success percentage of any Foxes player this term, while only five Leicester players have played a higher percentage of their passes successfully than Evans has this season. 

Tarkowski has played an average of 35.2 passes per Premier League game for Burnley this season, with a pass success percentage of 70.7%. Eight Foxes players have played more passes per game than Tarkowski in the Premier League this season, while only one Leicester player has got a lower pass success percentage than Tarkowski this term. 

With that in mind, it may be fair to say that Tarkowski might not be the correct fit for Leicester City.

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