Andriy Yarmolenko could now be stuck at West Ham as Burnley have no interest in signing the winger due to his mammoth weekly wage, according to the Express.
The tabloid paper notes Yarmolenko had been tentatively associated with a summer switch to Turf Moor. But the Clarets have no intention of raiding the London Stadium for the Euro 2020 star, who captained Ukraine to the quarter-finals with two goals and two assists.
Burnley have a strict structure for salaries and will not break their rules to sign Yarmolenko from West Ham. The 99-cap veteran earns more than double James Tarkowski, who’s their top-earner on a £50,000-per-week deal while Yarmolenko makes £125,000-per-week.
Sean Dyche wants to strengthen Burnley’s wide options ahead of the new Premier League season. But with Turf Moor chiefs unwilling to pay out for Yarmolenko, he could be stuck at West Ham this summer. Even though both he and the Hammers are open to parting ways.
The Irons have been open to his exit for a while, in fact, with The Athletic reporting he is one of several deemed surplus to requirements. Haber365 also reported earlier this month that West Ham would not even demand a transfer fee to let Yarmolenko leave.
But even that is not enough for the 31-year-old to seal a move to Fenerbahce or Besiktas, it seems. As Haber365 add he is requesting a £75,000-per-week contract to leave the London Stadium. Likely too much for either Super Lig outfit to pay, with a deal yet to materialise.
Yarmolenko could now be stuck at West Ham with Burnley move shut down
Yarmolenko may be disappointed a move to Burnley was shut down as it could mean he’s stuck at West Ham. The Athletic recently reported the Ukrainian is desperate to secure a move away from east London as he’s frustrated with only playing a peripheral role.
Moyes only started Yarmolenko once in the Premier League over 15 appearances last term. Those outings also totalled just 362 minutes, the equivalent of four full fixtures. He played more at Euro 2020, after starting all five games and playing at least 70 minutes in each.
And that’s despite Moyes still speaking positively about Yarmolenko – who West Ham paid Borussia Dortmund £17.5m for in 2018. Writing for The Times ahead of England facing Ukraine at Euro 2020, he noted: “Yarmolenko is a footballer with terrific technical ability and a mentality that allows him to thrive on such a grand stage. He is Ukraine’s inspiration.”