Three reasons West Ham should hijack Arsenal’s bid to sign James Tarkowski
According to reports in The Times on December 21, Arsenal and runaway leaders Manchester City are both monitoring Burnley defender James Tarkowski with a view to signing him next summer.
The 25-year-old has been one of the Clarets’ outstanding performers this season as they continue to be the surprise package of the Premier League season so far, and while The Times says he is currently happy at Turf Moor, offers from other clubs could change that feeling.
The report adds that while Sean Dyche won’t want to lose the centre-back next month, the Lancashire outfit have shown in the past that they will sell players if their valuation is met and the time is right.
Meanwhile, their top flight rivals West Ham United have enjoyed a recent rejuvenation under David Moyes, and the Scot will already be thinking about potential new additions he could make during the upcoming transfer window.
Defence could be one of the key positions he targets, and bringing Tarkowski to the London Stadium in the New Year could prove to be a shrewd move.
Here are three reasons West Ham should hijack Arsenal’s bid to sign the 25-year-old…