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West Ham United: Fans flock to James Tarkowski claim ahead of January

West Ham United: Fans flock to James Tarkowski claim ahead of January -West Ham Transfer Rumours

Flocking to Twitter, these West Ham United fans have reacted to a major update on manager David Moyes’ transfer plans ahead of January involving Burnley star James Tarkowski.

Since defender Angelo Ogbonna suffered an ACL injury in West Ham’s 3-2 home victory over Liverpool before the last international break, Moyes has been tipped to target a new signing as cover in the winter window (The Evening Standard).

Of the players linked, which include Hertha Berlin mainstay Niklas Stark and Liverpool centre-back Nathaniel Phillips, Clarets favourite Tarkowski is a name repeatedly mentioned.

The 29-year-old is out of contract at the end of this season, with his current deal set to expire in 2022, and it is reliably believed that is he far from likely to sign an extension at Turf Moor (The Athletic).

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As such, Burnley may feasibly have to let him go in January or risk losing him for free in the summer – with The Sun now coming out with a claim on what West Ham and Moyes have planned.

According to their sources, ‘West Ham boss David Moyes will make a final bid’ to sign Tarkowski this upcoming window with the club set for a transfer swoop.

It is believed they will lodge an offer of around £6m-£7m with the Hammers boss personally keen on a move.

West Ham fans react…

Reacting to this transfer claim, it’s safe to say these supporters hold mixed feelings.

There are those who believe he would be an ‘absolute steal’ at that price and ‘great addition’, hard to argue given he has averaged even more clearances per 90 (5.2) than any West Ham defender in the Premier League this season according to WhoScored.

Tarkowski has also been hailed as a ‘top player‘ by Turf Moor boss Sean Dyche, highlighting his obvious quality.

However, others have mixed opinions on how willing Burnley would be to sell their prized asset amid a relegation battle whilst others question the validity of the claim.

One fan even worries for the West Ham youngsters coming through if Moyes decides to sign another ‘marquee’ defender like Tarkowski.

Find all of their best verdicts down below:

“He didn’t want to up root his family to come to us! What’s changed? Success!!!”

Credit: @Claret_Cook

“Like Burnley will sell one of their most important players in their bid to stay up.”

Credit: @Alex_COYI

“£7 million would be an absolute steal”

Credit: @stephenlott

“He’d be a great addition. But I do worry about opportunities for some of the really promising young CBs like Alese & Baptiste if we sign another marquee defender. Only reason for this can be that Ogbonna isn’t getting a new contract?”

Credit: @jackbuck123

“Tarkowski would be a good buy under Moyes”

Credit: @GkWhu

“Here we go again anything with 2 legs and a heartbeat and we are linked to them…”

Credit: @dazza7370

In other news: ‘Wow’, ‘Siuuuu’, ‘Tears’…Many West Ham fans erupt as ‘massive’ off-field news emerges, find out more here.


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