Times journalist Matt Hughes has said that Burnley have rejected a Wolves approach for James Tarkowski.
This follows on from a Times report on Wednesday night that claimed Wolves had enquired about the 26-year-old England international
Leicester and Everton are also keen on the player who Burnley signed for £3.6million from Brentford in 2016.
The report claimed that Burnley would expect to make a “huge profit” on the player but Hughes has now claimed – on his Twitter account – that they have rejected the overtures from Wolves.
— Matt Hughes (@MattHughesTimes) June 13, 2019
Good move for Wolves?
Tarkowski has made two appearances for England and sits in that second tier of homegrown centre-backs. However, he would represent an upgrade for Wolves and offer Nuno much more strength in depth, which he’ll need as a he faces Thursday night football in the Europa League next season. Tarkowski was a key player for Wolves last season, making 42 appearances for the Premier League side. His underlying stats make for good reading too, with WhoScored recording two tackles, 1.6 blocks and 6.9 average clearances per game.
This is Futbol rating: 8/10
With Leicester and Everton interested, this one could get expensive and Burnley are certainly putting up the shutters so far. There has been no mention of fee so it sounds like Burnley aren’t interested in selling, although they would obviously be tempted by a big-money offer. Tarkowski would surely be tempted by a move to Wolves too, with Europa League football on the table. He still has three months left on his current deal with Burnley – which is worth a reported £50k-a-week – so the club have no imperative to sell.
This is Futbol rating: 6/10