According to German soccer reporter Patrick Berger, Leicester City is leading the race to sign Turkish national player Ozan Kabak.

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On Twitter, Berger announced that Brendan Rodgers’ side were in pole position to keep the 21-year-old in England after being briefly loaned out to Liverpool in the second half of the 2020-21 season.

The recently relegated Schalke player should pause the central defender for another week to clarify his future.

How much could it cost to sign Kabak?

Berger also suggested that the German club’s price tag was around 15 million euros (about £ 12.7 million), which is actually a depreciation after his stint on Anfield.

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When Jürgen Klopp signed the player on loan during the dying heat of the transfer window in January, there was an option for £ 18 million to buy him permanently.

How well did Kabak play for Liverpool?

Kabak’s Premier League career got off to a bad start.

On his King Power Stadium debut in February, he was mistaken for Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker, which allowed Harvey Barnes to drive through and score in a 3-1 win for Leicester.

Still, he recovered a little, even if he wasn’t setting the world on fire.

He won an average of 2.9 air duels per game (via WhoScored), that number was only surpassed by Nathaniel Phillips in terms of players who played more than him while he was doing the same with his 2.5 tackles and 1.3 interceptions Period among Liverpool’s best was five players.

What other defense lawyers has Leicester been linked to?

Football Insider yesterday claimed the club were interested in a move for Uruguay’s Club America U23 international Sebastian Caceres, who is reportedly valued at £ 20m.

After conceding 50 Premier League goals last season (the second worst record in the top half of the table), Rodgers appears keen to bolster his defense, especially after Wes Morgan’s resignation.

What was said about Ozan Kabak?

When he moved to Liverpool, Tom Worville, football analysis writer for The Athletic, spoke about the player’s strengths.


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“I still can’t imagine how Liverpool pulled this Kabak deal out of their pockets,” he wrote on Twitter.

“Maximum loan fee of £ 1.5m for one of the best U21 defenders in Europe and an option at the end for only £ 18m.

“Minimal disadvantage, maximal advantage. Woof.”

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