Wolverhampton Wanderers are considering a move for Burnley centre-back James Tarkowski, according to a report from The Telegraph‘s Mike McGrath.
Wolves have already signed a centre-back in the form of 20-year-old Yerson Mosquera but are said to be intent on recruiting another.
Tarkowski is about to enter the final year of his contract, and Burnley may already be lining up a replacement.
McGrath’s colleague John Percy reports that the Clarets have agreed a £12million fee for Stoke City’s Nathan Collins.
Wolves will have to battle for Tarkowski’s signature
Wolves could face competition for Tarkowski from West Ham United.
And the Hammers may have a crucial advantage in that they are able to offer the Englishman European football in 2021/22.
Tarkowski made 36 Premier League appearances for Burnley last season, averaging 4.6 successful aerial duels, 4.4 clearances, 1.8 tackles and 1.2 blocks per 90 minutes (via WhoScored).
The 28-year-old is valued at £22.5million by Transfermarkt.
Fan feed Talking Wolves relayed the report, and here’s how fans reacted, with one supporter saying this could be ‘huge’ news.
Wolves fans buzz over Tarkowski links
“This would be exactly the type of signing we need!”
“This would be the most popular signing in years. Think he was touted around 35m last summer if you can get him anywhere around 20m be a great deal. Just a proper CB”
“Think he’d be a great signing to be fair.”
“Yes, this would be huge!!”
“This NEEDS to happen”
“Wanted us to sign him for a long time”
In other news, Wolves made a bid for this wonderkid.
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