According to the Birmingham Mail, Leicester City have identified Burnley defender James Tarkowski as a potential replacement for Harry Maguire. Both Manchester United and Manchester City are keen on signing Maguire this summer, and his exit would leave the Foxes in need of a new centre-back.
Maguire would be a tough figure for Brendan Rodgers to replace at the King Power Stadium. The 26-year-old has developed into a top class, first choice England international during his time with the Foxes.
However, Tarkowski would be a good candidate to take up Maguire’s berth in the Leicester squad. The 26-year-old has proven himself to be a consistently reliable Premier League defender in recent years. The twice-capped England international is calm, well-organised and comfortable in possession. Under the guidance of a manager like Rodgers, he could improve even further and add more dimensions to his game too.
Leicester could certainly afford Tarkowski with the funds they would raise from Maguire’s sale. They’d likely still have plenty left over to invest elsewhere on the pitch.
Tarkowski is now ready to take the next step in his career. A move to Leicester would see him join an ambitious side who are investing well and look to be aiming for European football. A move to Leicester would suit both the player and the Foxes.