West Ham fans are firmly against splashing out £20 million on Burnley centre-back James Tarkowski in January and reckon that he will end up with Newcastle.

The Burnley ace is wanted by Newcastle according to The Daily Mail.

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The 28-year-old Clarets defender is keen to join West Ham United from Burnley, however, in January according to the Evening Standard.

The problem is that Burnley allegedly want around £20 million for Tarkowski.

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With his contract set to expire in the summer of 2022, that really does seem to be a rather extortionate demand.

In 11 Premier League outings this season, Tarkowski has averaged 1.5 tackles, 1.7 interceptions, 5.1 clearances and 1.7 blocks per game. He has also won an average of four aerial duels per match (Who Scored).

Those are some pretty impressive numbers.

Tarkowski is an old fashioned defender. He is a tenacious tackler, strong in the air and plays with plenty of physicality.

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One area where he does come up short, however, is his passing ability.

From 32.5 passes per game, the 28-year-old’s completion rate stands at a fairly poor 69.2% (Who Scored).

West Ham fans think James Tarkowski is Newcastle bound

With the Toon’s new found wealth, they will undoubtedly have to overpay for players in January.

There is no way that West Ham should be paying £20 million for Tarkowski. Newcastle may well see it as good value, however, given their current plight.

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Some West Ham fans reckon that Tarkowski could be St James’ Park bound…

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