Date: 5th August 2019 at 2:07pm
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If Leicester City are going to replace Harry Maguire, they’ll have to act quickly as the transfer deadline is rapidly creeping up on the Premier League with the window slamming shut on Thursday evening.

The later they leave it, the less likely it is for other clubs to be able to replace their departing man – which may give some indication to why a number of current Premier League centre-backs are being considered to replace Maguire.

According to the Sky Sports, both AFC Bournemouth’s Nathan Ake and Burnley’s James Tarkowski are the front-runners on top of the Foxes’ shortlist whilst they were also linked to Brighton’s Lewis Dunk earlier in the summer.

The reports state that Tarkowski would cost over £40m with a release clause £50m within his contract whilst Ake is valued at £75m by the South Coast side.

Brendan Rodgers does also have a number of options already at the club he could call upon including Premier League title-winning captain Wes Morgan, £19m man Caglar Soyuncu and Filip Benkovic who Rodgers signed on loan whilst at Celtic at the start of last season.

A number of fans took to social media to discuss who they wanted to replace the £80m Manchester United-bound Maguire.

The overriding consensus was that of Ake with one supporter stating he would be preferable but it would likely be the harder of the two deals whilst one said the Dutchman would add something new to their defence.

This was backed-up by another fan who believed that Evans needs a partner with pace and that’s what Ake could bring over a player like Tarkowski. One supporter called the Bournemouth star the perfect choice to take Maguire’s place.

Though, not all was positive as one member of the King Power crowd labelled both options as overrated, questioning why the club should even waste the Maguire money when they still have four centre-backs on the books.

Here’s the best of the reaction:

 

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