Tottenham Hotspur join race for Burnley’s James Tarkowski

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Tottenham Hotspur is reportedly among the teams interested in signing Burnley defender James Tarkowski. The Englishman’s current contract expires in the summer. And he has failed to commit to an extension at Turf Moor, raising questions about his future.

Tottenham is now interested to add the 28-year-old to their defensive ranks. According to Fichajes, who may talk pre-contract terms with other teams after the turn of the year. If he does not sign a new deal with the Clarets.

Newcastle United and Leicester City have previously been linked with a bid for the former Brentford star. So the London club will not be alone in their pursuit.

Tarkowski, who joined Turf Moor in 2016, has made 193 appearances for the Clarets, including 169 Premier League games. In six seasons as Sean Dyche’s team have avoided relegation to the second division.

Under Sean Dyche, the 28-year-tenacious old’s defensive performances were essential in helping Burnley avoid relegation. While retaining their Premier League membership. However, his current Turf Moor deal expires at the end of the season, and it may be time for the defender to go on.

Tottenham Hotspur might be an appealing option for Tarkowski, who has two England caps. His no-nonsense defensive mindset, paired with his aggressiveness and leadership abilities. Might make him a valuable asset for Tottenham, as well as a potential successor for Toby Alderweireld.

James Tarkowski The Key For The Tottenham Defence

Tottenham’s sports director, Fabio Paratici, has already hinted at a major revamp in defence. This season, the team’s defence has been a source of concern. Spurs have surrendered 16 goals in ten league games. Only Leicester City currently has a poorer defensive record within the top half of the Premier League standings.

Three of those goals came in the recent loss to Manchester United, a game in which both centre-backs Eric Dier and Cristian Romero struggled. Tottenham is attempting to solve this problem by increasing competitiveness in the defensive unit.

James Tarkowski should be one of their top targets. While he would offer a wealth of experience in English football. While having played in over 200 competitive appearances for Burnley. With this signing, Tottenham could also sell certain players in the upcoming transfer window. To make sure that they could compete for the top 8 positions.

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