Better opportunity means James Tarkowski may snub West Ham

James Tarkowski of Burnley heads the ball during the Premier League match between Burnley and Crystal Palace at Turf Moor on September 10, 2017 in Burnley, England.

West Ham are keen on Burnley defender.

James Tarkowski of Burnley heads the ball during the Premier League match between Burnley and Crystal Palace at Turf Moor on September 10, 2017 in Burnley, England.

West Ham are keen on signing Burnley defender James Tarkowski, report The Mirror.

Tarkowski has had a terrific season, earning a call up into the England squad in March, and he is on standby for the World Cup.

Tarkowski is reported to be valued at £30 million, but even if West Ham meet this hefty asking price, Tarkowski may feel the move is not right for him due to the opportunity he currently has on offer.

James Tarkowski of Burnley applauds supporters after his side's 2-0 victory in the Premier League match between Burnley and Swansea City at Turf Moor on November 18, 2017 in Burnley,...

This is because Tarkowski's Burnley finished in seventh place, and have Europa League football on offer this season.

Tarkowski is a footballer who has worked his way up from the lower leagues, from Oldham Athletic, to Brentford, before joining Burnley two years ago.

Tarkowski could be tempted to return to London where he starred for the Bees, but the timing is poor, due to the opportunity Burnley have on offer.

James Tarkowski of Burnley is seen during the Premier League match between Burnley and Liverpool at Turf Moor on January 1, 2018 in Burnley, England.

Will he get the chance to play in European club competition again? Perhaps, but it is not something he can afford to take for granted, and it is an experience he will want to have, as the platform could aid his international ambitions too.

Tarkowski earned the opportunity, and it is something he should want to see through, even if West Ham come calling.

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