Brentford Football club could be set to receive a rather tasty transfer sell-on windfall in January courtesy of our former defender James Tarkowski, who is at the centre of growing club move rumours after a string of rave reviews and man of the match performances for Burnley.
Chelsea, Manchester City and Arsenal’s names have been linked, and with Virgil van Dijk commanding a whopping £75m price tag in his move from Southampton to Liverpool, Tarki’s transfer to one of the big three clubs could go through the roof too – Burnley are unlikely to stand in the player’s way if a £30m-plus bid comes in, a figure that has been reported.
Tarkowski is likely to have learned from his previous mistakes and I doubt we’ll see him going ‘on strike’ again to get an even bigger move – but it would appear that his performances in the Premier League this season will be rewarded with a dream move as well as a call up to the England set up at some stage this season.
Tarkowski’s relationship with Brentford fans will be forever tarnished because of the unprofessional way that led to his ultimate departure (as you can hear in the podcast below), but we must also tip our hats and acknowledge the part he played in getting Brentford promoted to the Championship and establishing ourselves at this level.
We always knew he was a classy, ball-playing defender, and thankfully, despite the live on TV antics when he refused to play against the team he was set to sign for, at least we got a decent fee for his services, one which could get even better for the Bees.
So how much are Brentford likely to receive for James Tarkowski if he does depart Turf Moor in January? Well, the answer to that could be over £6m if you make an educated guess compared to the van Dijk deal – the Tarki hype may be fresher, but you cannot deny there are comparisons to be made between the two players, and based on form and the influence Tarki has had in big games this campaign, what ever club secures his signature is likely to have to break Burnley’s transfer record.
When Andre Gray was sold from Burnley to Watford in the summer – the Bees’ cut was in the region of 25% (27.5% apparently) – and there is no reason to question why Brentford’s negotiating team would have settled for a figure much different to that based on recent history – which would constitute a significant jackpot bonus as we reach the half-way point of the season with the play-offs still in sight.
Let’s hope Tarki is feeling restless again and the Bank of Burnley has to write the Bees another fat cheque some time very soon.
MORE RECENT CONTENT
MOST READ CONTENT
Brentford are set to launch a bid to steal £10m rated striker Peter Crouch from Stoke City under the noses of West London rivals Chelsea according to Beesotted’s clickbait correspondent “The Man in the Pub” In an astonishing exclusive, which could only normally have...read more
Brentford fans have done themselves proud ahead of the trip to Reading this weekend – the Bees will walk out to take on the Royals with a packed away end of 3,000 supporters ready to roar the team on. Three thousand is a tremendous effort, and although Reading is a...read more
Brentford were feeling chipper after swerving the potential banana skin aka Bolton - going out 2-0 winners to their Lancashire rivals. Reading were next up for the Bees. The Beesotted crew were back in their favourite haunt - a very lively Cross Keys pub in Stamford...read more
Three thousand Brentford fans are due to make the short hop, skip and a jump down the M4 motorway to The Madjeski Stadium, Reading to support their team who – after a small blip at the beginning of the year losing in the league to leaders Wolves and 2nd Division Notts...read more
Like many Bees, I’ve been studying the Championship League table at length over the past 72-hours, and it certainly makes for exciting viewing when you compare it to the fixture list in coming weeks – and unless the squad gets ravaged this transfer window – there’s...read more
On The Pitch Goals in either half from Florian Jozefzoon and Neal Maupay maintained Brentford's impressive Championship home record - 10 games unbeaten- against a battling Bolton Wanderers side in an entertaining 2-0 win. This was Brentford's fourth win in five games...read more
On the last leg of his Eastern Tour, Billy Grant reports in from Hong Kong where things have been hotting up on the Brentford transfer front - with five players signed so far and one or two other new players on the horizon. But does that also mean that Bees players...
(AUDIO) Beesotted’s Exclusive Look Behind Brentford’s B Team with Kev O’Connor, Dean Smith & Rob Rowan
When Brentford closed their academy and decided to focus their development interests on a smaller group of older (17 to 21 year old) players - the Brentford B team - there were sharp intakes of breath all around. The academy was one of the flagships of a...
Brentford celebrate a wonderful landmark this weekend, with the home fixture against Barnsley marking the club’s 4,000th League game. Beesotted have produced this video to mark the occasion, using images from throughout the club’s proud history, which give a real...
In a recent Beesotted PrideOfWest.London podcast, the structure of Brentford’s current scouting and recruitment system was raised. It became immediately obvious that no one around the table had any real idea of how our recruitment process worked. Who scouts our...
We think it is fair to say - after the heady heights of reaching the play-offs last season, this campaign hasn’t exactly gone to plan. Yes, we can look back at the fact that most people would have been happy with survival last season, but in the end we did far, far...
Billy Grant and Dave Lane caught up with Mark Warburton less than 48 hours after the club officially announced that the pair were to leave the club, along with Frank McParland, at the end of the season. Beesotted tried to get to the bottom of a lot of questions flying...