West Ham have reportedly entered transfer talks over a potential move for James Tarkowski but many supporters are not getting their hopes up about the prospects of a deal being completed.
The Daily Mail reported that David Moyes remains hopeful of signing the Burnley defender, with a £27m offer being submitted and talks ongoing as to the possible transfer. Irons-focused Twitter account @WestHam_Central subsequently updated followers about the latest developments.
Talks ongoing for Tarkowski here we goooooo ⚒👀
— West Ham Central (@WestHam_Central) September 6, 2020
However, as per the Daily Mail, the Hammers face competition from Leicester for the 27-year-old, whose club are holding out for £50m for the England international and do not plan on negotiating the release clause in his contract, given the difficult of finding an adequate replacement within the current transfer window.
Do you think West Ham will sign James Tarkowski?
Tarkowski was ever-present for the Clarets in the Premier League last season, winning 5.2 headers per game in the division. Among West Ham’s central defenders, Angelo Ogbonna was the highest performer for this metric with 3.3 successful duels per game (as per WhoScored).
These Irons fans on Twitter aren’t hopeful of Tarkowski moving to London Stadium, with one supporter branding it “another GSB media stunt” amid the backlash against the club’s owners following the sale of Grady Diangana and the lack of new additions to Moyes’ squad:
“We tried” https://t.co/EQbIw5r6ZV
— James O'Halloran ⚒ (@GingerJamesOH) September 7, 2020
theres no way were getting him no point getting excited. leicester also in contention we have no chance
— Jon Allen (@jonathanallen97) September 6, 2020
Never going to happen. Another GSB media stunt #GSBOUT
— William (@William39398356) September 7, 2020
This ain’t happening. Have you not realised the GBS method yet? Leak out links with half decent players who cost money, let that fester for a week or so, then when it falls through, say “we tried”, then on deadline day sign a couple of loans.#GBSOUT
— Tel Stunters (@TelStunters) September 7, 2020
He ain’t coming chief
— Adam West Ham Views (@AdamWestHam96) September 7, 2020
No chance Burnley rate him at 50m we ain’t never paying that 😂
— Lewis Ryder (@LewRyd8) September 7, 2020
— David Clerihew (@DavidClerihew) September 7, 2020
By ‘ongoing’ Do you mean:
‘Go away David’
‘We’ll give you an extra fiver if we stay up?’
— NDC (@Fadingbubbles) September 7, 2020
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