Leicester City have reportedly made contact with Getafe over a potential deal to sign Djene this summer.

According to RMC Sport, via Get French Football News, Leicester have made an initial move for Djene.

The report claims that he has a release clause of €35m, with Leicester in the market for a centre-back following Harry Maguire’s transfer to Manchester United.

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With the report claiming that Leicester target James Tarkowski would cost €5m more than Djene, the latter would save the club some money in the final few days of the transfer window.

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Djene played 34 games for Getafe in La Liga last season and was given a Whoscored rating of 6.81/10 for his performances across the campaign.

The data-driven website also states that Djene averaged 2.2 interceptions per-game in La Liga, compared to Tarkowski’s 1.2 for Burnley.

Tarkowski, though, is above Djene when it comes to tackles, clearances and blocks, which suggests that the extra €5m may be worth it.

Given that Tarkowski also has Premier League experience and Djene has only played in La Liga – in terms of the major European leagues – he also holds a significant advantage over the Togo international.

The evidence suggests that Leicester would be better off trying to strike a deal for Tarkowski, rather than bringing in Djene this summer.

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