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Tarkowski makes transfers plea to Everton management

Everton need more leaders in their dressing room ahead of next season.

That is according to centre back James Tarkowski, who wants the club to avoid relegation drama in the future.

The Toffees only survived in the Premier League on the final day of the season after a 1-0 win over Bournemouth at home.

Per the Liverpool Echo, he said: "This club can't be in this position again, and we said it before this season, but it really can't. The club is too big, and we have got too good a team and too big a fan base.

"My thank you is more to the fans. It is easy for them to not get behind us, but to be in the position we were in and for them to turn out the way they do, I think is incredible.

"We do need more leaders in there [the dressing room]. There has been a lot of pressure on Seamus [Coleman] through the years.

"He is an incredible captain, but it can't all be on Seamus, so myself, Jordan, there are so many people who need to start standing up and being counted.

"That is over the next few seasons, and as I say, into next season, things need to improve because we haven't been good enough this season."

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