West Ham offered cheaper alternative to Tarkowski

West Ham have been offered the chance to sign Manchester City youngster Tosin Adarabioyo, who impressed in the Championship last season.

Burnley’s James Tarkowski has been the big defensive target for the West Ham for the last couple of weeks but attempts to sign him have proved frustrating. The Hammers have seen multiple bids for the Englishman pushed back by the Clarets.

According to Claret & Hugh, Manchester City have offered their promising young centre-back, Tosin Adarabioyo to West Ham and quoted the club a price of £8 million. A fee that could seem a lot more appealing than the £40-£50 million being quoted for Tarkowski.

There is also a suggestion that West Ham could try and loan the player from City. Adarabioyo only has one year left on his contract and is yet to be offered a new deal by the Citizens. A loan could help all parties as the Hammers would have new promising defender, and City could see he will perform at England’s highest level.

LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 14: Tosin Adarabioyo of Blackburn Rovers during the Sky Bet Championship match between Millwall and Blackburn Rovers at The Den on July 14, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Rachel Holborn – BRFC/Getty Images)

A loan may help the Hammers in the short term, but it could cost them in the long-run should Adarabioyo prove he can perform at in the Premier League. At the moment the most the Hammers will have to pay £8 million, but should he renew at City his price could easily double overnight.

Adarabioyo had a brilliant season last year on loan at Championship side Blackburn Rovers, the 22-year-old played in thirty-five times and even scored three goals and grabbed an assist. A defender that can contribute with goals is always a bonus for any side.

The defender is not bad at stopping other teams attacks either. Last season the defender made 56 interceptions contributing to Blackburn’s twelve clean sheets last season. Adarabioyo did only make 14 tackles last season, an area he would have to improve should he join the Hammers.

West Ham requires defensive reinforcements, and Adarabioyo could be a very interesting cheaper option who could certainly do a job for the East London side.