·24 November 2021
·24 November 2021
Tarkowski, who's sitting on 170 Premier League appearances, has entered the final year of his contract, which means that Newcastle aren't likely to have it all their own way in their pursuit of his signature.
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Burnley still value the 29-year-old at £20m, even though he's available on a free next summer when his contract expires.
Newcastle have the joint-worst defence in the Premier League after conceding another three in the draw with Brentford on Saturday and must improve their backline to give themselves any chance of avoiding the drop.
Furthermore, Jones reckons that Tarkowski would fit the bill because he's English, with more than 10 homegrown players already in the squad.
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He told GIVEMESPORT: "They do want an English spine and that's why Tarkowski makes sense, signings like that, and I still think that Tarkowski is someone they're going to pursue."
Newcastle have been chopping and changing between a back three and back four this season, so it's no wonder they're struggling to find any consistency.
Ciaran Clark, Emil Krafth and Fabian Schar have shared the workload alongside Jamaal Lascelles this season, but their hasn't been a settled partnership, which explains why the Magpies have conceded 27 goals in 12 games.
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But none bar Lascelles appear to have long-term futures at Newcastle, which should therefore allow Tarkowski to come straight into the team.
Lascelles is the senior figure in the backline and whilst he's yet to find his best form this season, playing alongside someone in the calibre of Tarkowski, valued at £22.5m by Transfermarkt, would be a far better prospect than some of what Newcastle have served up this term.
Furthermore, the right-foot, left-foot combination, would only add to their case to bring him to St James' Park.
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