What’s the latest?
According to Football Insider, the out-of-contract Burnley defender is to undergo a medical with Everton today.
As per the report, Everton sources told the publication that an offer has been accepted by Tarkowski and he will head to Merseyside to take the next steps in completing a long-term deal with the club.
Lampard will be ecstatic
The Toffees had a number of competitors for the defender’s signature with Aston Villa, West Ham United and Leicester City all taking an interest, so Lampard will surely be ecstatic to complete the deal.
Everton have had their fair share of problems over last season in the Premier League, with a worrying relegation battle that saw the side struggle for survival up until the penultimate game of the campaign, so making the right steps forward in the summer transfer window is essential.
Despite Burnley getting relegated to the Championship on the last day, Tarkowski has been a standout performer for the club during their difficult season.
The 29-year-old centre-back ranked first for pass interceptions and blocks, whilst coming in at second for the most aerial challenges won in the entire Premier League over the 2021/22 campaign, so to get him on a free transfer to Goodison Park is a shrewd piece of business for Farhad Moshiri.
It has been reported that Yerry Mina is potentially on the move this summer, so there would be a starting spot available to Tarkowski next season, but even if the Colombian defender didn’t leave his injury record this season has been concerning with the player only making 13 Premier League appearances.
Are you happy with the Tarkowski signing?
Ultimately, the signing of Tarkowski is a great first step for Everton in their pursuit to add depth and reinforcements to their squad following a poor season for the club.
They will surely be hoping that the former Burnley star will be able to make an instant impact in the back line.
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