James Tarkowski will join West Ham this summer if the east London club meet Burnley’s valuation, says former Premier League midfielder Carlton Palmer.
The centre-back is said to be keen on joining West Ham after missing out on a move to the London Stadium last year.
The Hammers had three bids turned down for Tarkowski during that window, something manager David Moyes discussed openly, so he is a player that the Scotsman quite clearly wants.
Is Tarkowski worth £40m?
Palmer has now told West Ham to pay up if they really want the 28-year-old, confident a deal can be struck.
“If they meet the valuation. Burnley made it very clear, didn’t they? They said it was £40m,” the ex-Leeds United star told TT when asked if he could still see Tarkowski joining West Ham.
“Burnley didn’t say he wasn’t for sale. They said they didn’t want to sell him and if they were going to sell him, then they’d have to meet the valuation.”
However, interest from other clubs, such as Wolves, may complicate things. He seems to be a player Moyes really wants, though, so the West Ham board should be backing him after the season he has had.
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