Date: 11th July 2021 at 9:00am
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Burnley defender James Tarkowski could suit Wolves if Bruno Lage decides to use a back four this upcoming season, says Express & Star journalist Luke Hatfield.

Lage’s preferred formation is a 4-4-2, which differs from previous Wolves boss Santo, who favours a 3-4-3

A flat back four, and in a 4-4-2, is what Tarkowski is used to playing in at Burnley, making him quite a logical transfer target.

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According to The Telegraph, Wolves are keen on the 28-year-old, and Hatfield believes he could be a good fit for them in this new era.

“He’s certainly the type of player I think would suit them if they were playing a four,” the Wolves journalist told TIF.

“Tarkowski has obviously performed for Burnley and he’s never really been mentioned at an level, but he’s certainly got quality.”

In Tarkowski, Wolves would be getting a very experienced defender at this level. For Burnley, the centre-back has made 159 appearances, while he has also won a couple of caps for England.

Last season, Tarkowski averaged the most tackles per league game in Burnley’s squad (1.8), while finishing third for clearances (4.4, via WhoScored) in what was another solid campaign for the former Brentford .