West Ham United have reportedly tabled an improved £30million bid to land the highly-rated Burnley defender James Tarkowski.
West Ham United boss David Moyes has identified Tarkowski as a perfect solution to his side’s defensive woes.
Fabian Balbuena, Angelo Ogbonna, and Issa Diop all performed in patches last season. Neither of the abovementioned trio managed to convince Moyes.
West Ham shipped 64 Premier League goals in 2019/20 on an average of 1.68 goals per fixture. Indeed, only four sides conceded more goals than the Hammers last season.
Determined to avoid another relegation-threatened season, Moyes wants to reinforce his leaky backline.
The name of James Tarkowski features the Englishman’s wish-list close to the top. After seeing both of their previous attempts to materialize their interest rebuffed, West Ham made a new approach now.
According to BBC, the London Stadium outfit launched a £30million bid to tempt Burnley into selling their star defender.
West Ham’s newest offer represents a £3m upgrade on the previous one that was immediately knocked back by the Clarets.
Tarkowski has established himself as one of the finest centre-backs in the Premier League. During his four-year spell at Turf Moor, he has amassed over 140 competitive appearances.
Last season, the 27-year-old played every single minute of Burnley’s top-flight football. Tarkowski, therefore, offers much-needed consistency Moyes was crying out for the last term.
Cash-strapped West Ham had to sanction Grady Diangana’s transfer to West Brom recently. Such a decision has invited rage from the club supporters.
Having found himself between a rock and a hard place, owner David Sullivan wants to make things right with the fans. And, the signing of Tarkowski could do the trick.