In an exclusive interview with The Transfer Tavern, former Premier League midfielder Carlton Palmer has praised Burnley’s James Tarkowski for his conduct following his failed transfer to West Ham.
Last year, Tarkowski was the subject of three failed bids from West Ham, the last one said to be £31m, with £25m offered up front.
It meant he was forced to stay at Turf Moor, which easily could have resulted in him kicking up a fuss.
Is Tarkowski worth £40m?
In the end, though, that did not happen, with Tarkowski going on to play close to 40 games for Burnley last season, and Palmer has since praised the 28-year-old central defender for getting on with things.
“To be fair to the kid, I like people like him,” the ex-Leeds United star exclusively told TT. “He’s just gone on about his football and done his job. He’s not kicked up a fuss.
“If he keeps doing what he’s been doing, the bid will increase and he will go.”
West Ham may very well go back in for Tarkowski, with The Telegraph reporting that the east London club are still keen on the Englishman.
The same outlet states that Wolves are also interested, however, so West Ham look like they will have some competition for the player’s signature.
Click here to comment on this articleor
Give us feedback on your Football Transfer Tavern experience