Newcastle United reporter Mark Douglas suggested James Tarkowski’s lap of honour following Burnley’s relegation to the Championship on Sunday was a farewell to the Clarets supporters, amid links to a possible move to Tyneside.
Burnley dropped out of the Premier League after losing 2-1 at Turf Moor to the Magpies. Tarkowski has been with the club throughout their six-year stay in the top flight, but he is out of contract within a few weeks and the Toon have been heavily linked with a move for the £19.8m-valued 29-year-old.
Writing on Twitter, Douglas discussed Tarkowski’s actions after the match, and suggested it was the end of his time with the Lancashire outfit. He wrote: “Tarkowski’s lap of honour looks suspiciously like a farewell from this vantage point.”
TIF Thoughts on Tarkowski’s future…
Tarkowski’s Burnley departure has appeared on the cards for a while. There has been ample time for him to sign a new contract, but he has not done so, and with the club to play second-tier football next term, a move to a Premier League outfit makes sense. After all, he is a two-time England international.
Would you like to sign Tarkowski?
For Newcastle, signing the centre-back would be a clever move and he is supposedly their top target, too. He has impressed for Burnley during his time there and is clearly comfortable in the top flight. On a free transfer, it could prove to be a marvellous deal if the two parties can get an agreement over the line.