Brentford could be set to land a massive cash boost this summer, with Alan Nixon reporting the Bees could be set for £10m if Everton sign Burnley defender James Tarkowski.
BRENTFORD. In for stunning windfall if Tarkowski leaves BURNLEY. Poss close to 10m if fee hits 40m. OLDHAM do not get any of that as have already done a deal to buy it out. Previous regime …
— Alan Nixon (@reluctantnicko) July 14, 2019
Tarkowski is a reported target for the Toffees as they look to strengthen the ranks over the summer, and a fee in the region of £40m would bring in a massive haul for Brentford after they inserted a hefty sell on clause into Tarkowski’s deal when he left Griffin Park.
The big defender has gone from strength to strength since making the move to Turf Moor, getting full England honours and drawing admiring glances from onlooking Premier League clubs in the process.
Tarkowski broke through into the first-team at Griffin Park and was one of the standout performers for the Bees over his two-year spell with the club, where he predominantly played under then manager Mark Warburton.
A big move to Burnley followed in 2016 though, and he has gone on to become a regular under Sean Dyche as the Clarets have continued to cement their place in the Premier League.
A move for Tarkowski would follow a similar path to that of former Burnley defender Michael Keane, who moved to Goodison Park in a big money deal after impressing for Burnley.
This would be a massive boost to the coffers for the Bees if it does come off, and with the likes of Neal Maupay maybe being on their way too, manager Thomas Frank could have quite the warchest to play with.
Tarkowski has always been a solid player and it’s a shining light on Brentford with how good he has gone on to be.
£10m would be a nice chunk of change for the Bees to re-invest in the squad, and Thomas Frank must be hoping Everton do indeed push through with their plans to sign Tarkowski.