By Adefunmiloye Alani

20th Jan, 2022 | 7:45pm

West Ham want to sign James Tarkowski on a free transfer

West Ham United are keen on signing Burnley centre-back James Tarkowski on a free transfer this summer, according to 90min.

The 29-year-old is out of contract at Turf Moor at the end of the 2021-22 season, and he will be available for nothing by then, with Newcastle United also interested.

David Moyes is looking to bring Tarkowski to the London Stadium on a free once he becomes a free agent in June, but he is definitely going to be facing stiff competition from a lot of sides for his signature.


West Ham could do with someone like the Burnley star this month, but it appears he has been priced out of a move, and the Hammers are now willing to wait till the summer.

Clarets boss Sean Dyche dubbed the two-cap England international a “top player” back in November 2020, and he has continued to give his all for the club.

While nothing is definite right now regarding his future at the club, Tarkowski appears ready to move on after six seasons.

The Irons will be waiting eagerly for him, and pipping competition to his services will be massive.

While Angelo Ogbonna will be returning to action next season, Moyes could stick with Tarkowski and Kurt Zouma as his first-choice centre-back pairing should a move work out.

Given the quality of the trio, the West Ham boss could opt for a back-three, and that will surely make them more solid at the back.

It is still a long way between now and the end of the season given how things can quickly change in football, and all eyes will surely be on the Englishman.

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