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Tarkowski gives Moyes some hope

Long term Hammers target James Tarkowski is seriously weighing up his future but it’s unlikely to be at Burnley.

The Irons bid £30 million and £5 million in extras in the summer but Clarets boss Sean Dyche revealed later that a transfer had not been close.

Now, however, the central defender has spoken about how he sees things with 18 months left on his contract and his words will give some hope to David Moyes who had him as his number one target in the summer window.

Although the player has made it clear that he wants European and international football he made a possibly back handed complaint about Burnley turning down the irons’ summer bid.

His hopes for a move are clearly reflected on the fact that he has now talked publicly telling The Telegraph where he made it clear that MAYBE  he wasn’t too keen on bids having been turned down.

He said: “We’ve had two transfer windows now where the club have decided, for whatever reason, that whatever has been offered on the table hasn’t been enough and that’s fine because I signed a contract for four-and-a-half years.

“So I won’t whinge or not turn up, I just need to deal with it and get on with my football.

“But the longer my contract runs down, I feel I gain the control of my career more than Burnley having the control of it, which is what I feel like I need right now.

“There is nothing I have heard or has been put to me that makes me think there is a scenario in which I would sign a new contract at Burnley. That can change, but currently that is the situation.”

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3 comments on “Tarkowski gives Moyes some hope

  1. At 27 Tarkowski still has a number of good years ahead of him. My guess is he will sign with one of the top six, LVP and ManU both could use some propping up in defence.

  2. We have a better centre back at Burnleythat for some reason doesn’t get the same plaudits as tarkovski, but Ben mee is a better defender by far.

  3. Tarkowski is a good defender – but do we want someone who openly states that he wants to run his contract down i.e. that he will be professional and do his best for Burnley but actually wants to leave? Who can be sure that he wouldn’t then do that to us after a few defeats?
    I rather want players who really want to be at West Ham

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