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James Tarkowksi on Magpies’ radar

Burnley star James Tarkowski could reportedly be one of Newcastle United’s first signings after a £ 300m takeover of the club by a Saudi Arabia-backed consortium.

The 28-year-old is also said to be interested in moving to St. James’ Park.

The England international’s current contract with Turf Moor expires next year, so he can leave for free next summer.

However as per The telegraph, the talented defender, has a gentleman’s agreement with the Clarets to allow him to leave the club in January.

It has been reported that the Lancashire-based team will raise the transfer fee for the 28-year-old.

But that is unlikely to be a problem as the Magpies are now the richest owners in the Premier League.

James Tarkowski has been on the Burnley Books since joining them from Brentford in 2016.

Since arriving at Turf Moor, he has made 190 appearances across all competitions, scoring seven goals and providing three assists (statistics from Transfermarkt).

The English footballer is a highly talented defender whose partnership with Ben Mee has served Sean Dyche’s side very well over the past few years.

Its consistency and reliability have drawn the attention of many top European clubs in the past.

But now he is likely to join Newcastle United, who aim to win big trophies in the years to come.

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