West Ham have finally tried to invest some money this transfer window, but a move for Burnley defender Tarkowski is unlikely.
David Moyes is desperate to sign some defenders before the transfer window shuts. West Ham had one of the worst defences in the Premier League last season, conceding sixty-two goals just in the League.
James Tarkowski would be a brilliant addition to the Hammers squad. The Englishman would be n upgrade on all of the teams current centre-back options. Moyes does not trust Fabian Balbuena, Issa Diop is proving to be very inconsistent, and Angelo Ogbonna is the wrong side of thirty.
It is, however, improbable that the East London side will pull off a move for the defender. A bid was made for him of roughly £27 million, which is a long way off his £50 million release clause. Burnley will want to get the absolute best price for their prized asset.
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Tarkowski is also wanted by Leicester who are interested in the England international. A move to the foxes would be far more appealing than a move to the London Stadium. The East Midlands side will be competing in the Europa League next season and are building a very consistent and competitive side.
West Ham, on the other hand, are currently in a bad state. Fans are feeling discontent towards the current ownership. The players are in much better moods. After the sale of the Grady Diangana, Mark Noble was amongst the players to show their disappointment on social media.
The club will not be able to compete for the 27-year-olds signature, even if they had the money to do so. The Hammers to put it simply, are not an attractive club for players to join at the moment, and that’s before taking the training ground into consideration.
Rush Green has time and time again been spoken about as one of the worst training grounds in the Premier League; even some Championship sides have more impressive facilities. Potential signings take the quality of the facilities under consideration before joining any club as it is where they will spend the majority of their time.
The season is due to start on Saturday as West Ham will take on Newcastle at the London Stadium. The Hammers need to make some movement to raise morale around the club before then.