Manchester United have identified Burnley defender James Tarkowski as a transfer target. [source: The Athletic].
According to the report, United are targeting Burnley’s James Tarkowski as a cheaper alternative to Dayot Upamecano and Kalidou Koulibaly.
Tarkowski has been a rock for the Clarets since their arrival at the Premier League. He remains away from the spotlight while giving solid performances week in & week out.
Tarkowski is open to leaving Turf Moor to boost his international ambitions, with the Foxes likely the most possible destination right now.
Tarkowski is a step down from United’s thought of recruits this summer.
Though no deal could be struck between City and Napoli, Koulibaly still remains a future option for United.
Dayot Upamecano is United’s dream center-back signing. Man United have been looking for a way to sign him in the summer.
The French defender has a host of clubs behind him, but has remained in Germany for at least one more season.
He has a release clause of €42 million in his current contract which activates next summer.
United desperately need a center-back. Their defensive liabilities have been cruelly exposed for the whole world to see. United’s 6-1 mauling at the hands of Tottenham emphasizes the need for a new defender.
There’s no transfer fee suggested by The Athletic, however, Tarkowski is valued at €50 million by Burnley.