Wolverhampton Wanderers have already smashed their transfer record once this summer, signing last season’s loan star Raul Jimenez on a permanent basis from Benfica.
After 17 goals in 2018/19, the Mexican international looks worth every penny of his £30 million price-tag. But could Wolves be tempted to pay £20 million more than the fee they shelled out for Jimenez to add some added star quality at the other end of the pitch?
According to the Times, Wolves have made an enquiry about Burnley stopper James Tarkowski, a defender who has established himself in the Premier League and forced his way into the England set-up over the last two years.
The report adds that Burnley can expect to make a ‘huge profit’ on the £3 million fee they paid Brentford for Tarkowski’s signature. A £47 million profit, perhaps?
The Sun claimed in January that Burnley were demanding a staggering £50 million for the 26-year-old amid apparent interest from glory-chasing Liverpool.
And the Clarets are unlikely to budge from that valuation with interest in Tarkowski rising from all corners of the Premier League.
Wolves’ billionaire owners have plenty of cash to splash but £50 million for a Burnley centre-back? That really would be a statement.
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