ExWHUemployee has claimed that West Ham are prepared to double James Tarkowski’s £50k-a-week wages in order to tempt him into leaving Burnley.

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The 27-year-old centre-back has emerged as David Moyes’s prime transfer target over the past week.

The Telegraph reported on Friday that the Hammers made a £27 million bid for Tarkowski – one that the Clarets swiftly rejected.

The Evening Standard then suggested that West Ham are preparing an improved offer for the Burnley man.

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James Tarkowski (Photo by Peter Powell/Pool via Getty Images)

ExWHUemployee confirmed those claims by suggesting that the east London club are prepared to bid in excess of £30 million for Tarkowski.

West Ham prepare massive salary offer for Burnley man

The Hammers insider claimed that the 27-year-old isn’t too keen on a move to London, but West Ham are ready to try and tempt him by doubling his current salary at Turf Moor, when speaking on the West Ham Way podcast last night (Wednesday September 9th):

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James Tarkowski (Photo by Dave Howarth – CameraSport via Getty Images)

“We are potentially offering to double his wages at Burnley.”

Tarkowski currently earns £50k-a-week at Burnley according to Spotrac.


So Ex’s claim would suggest that West Ham are ready to offer the English centre-back a whopping £100k-a-week in order to tempt him into a move to the London Stadium.

Tarkowski is a very good player. But the wisdom behind paying in excess of £30 million for him as well as laying out more than £5 million a year on his salary has to be questioned.

There is surely better value to be had out there. And let’s be honest…if the Burnley ace doesn’t actually want to play for us then why are we making such a strong push to sign him?

Move on and find someone else would be good advice for the Hammers. We need to sign players who love the club like Jarrod Bowen and Tomas Soucek.

And it is painfully clear that Tarkowski is not of the same mindset.

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