Toon dealt transfer blow as club tell Saudi owners they won’t sell to relegation rivals – Report

Burnley are set to block any offers for Toon target James Tarkowski in the January transfer window, according to Football Insider.

The defender – who has also attracted interest from West Ham – is set to become a free agent at the end of the season, with interested clubs hopeful of signing him for a cut-price fee.

The Telegraph reported last month that we are eager to bring the no nonsense centre-back to Tyneside in January, however, a new report by Football Insider claims the Clarets will refuse to sell one of their key players to a direct relegation rival.

This news, if true, could come as a real blow for our new owners, as Tarkowski had been heavily linked with a move to Tyneside in a bid to shore up what is the second leakiest defence in the Premier League this season.

Newcastle have conceded 24 goals in just 11 games so far this campaign, so you would expect the backline to be the priority when the market reopens for business in seven weeks time.

I can see why Burnley would be against the idea of strengthening a relegation rival – especially when it would see them lose one of their best players – however that stance may change if a big offer arrives for a man they look set to lose for nothing next summer…

4 thoughts on “Toon dealt transfer blow as club tell Saudi owners they won’t sell to relegation rivals – Report

  1. So 19 clubs vow not to deal with Newcastle United this season and will not sell us or lend us players in the hope that we will be relegated, that makes me wonder how far these 19 so called professional football clubs are prepared to go to get their wish. Will it be a case of oh we’re only playing Burnley or Norwich so we will play an under strength team or will they take it further when we start to move away from the relegation zone and actively instruct their team to lose. When 19 teams gang up against one the football authorities should be jumping on this before it goes any further.

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  2. Steve Smith:
    So 19 clubs vow not to deal with Newcastle United this season and will not sell us or lend us players in the hope that we will be relegated, that makes me wonder how far these 19 so called professional football clubs are prepared to go to get their wish. Will it be a case of oh we’re only playing Burnley or Norwich so we will play an under strength team or will they take it further when we start to move away from the relegation zone and actively instruct their team to lose. When 19 teams gang up against one the football authorities should be jumping on this before it goes any further.

    There is no law that says that we have to do business with your club. We have every right to reject selling any of our assets to you, or doing any business with you lot. There is nothing you can do about it unless you bid way more than the value. We were all against this takeover considering the background of where the owners came from and where the money came from. Keep crying cos no one is going to help or change any of this. We are NOT selling Tarkowski to you especially on a cheap.

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  3. Christian: There is no law that says that we have to do business with your club. We have every right to reject selling any of our assets to you, or doing any business with you lot. There is nothing you can do about it unless you bid way more than the value. We were all against this takeover considering the background of where the owners came from and where the money came from. Keep crying cos no one is going to help or change any of this. We are NOT selling Tarkowski to you especially on a cheap.

    If the clubs operate individually. They can do what they want.
    Any communication between clubs on this would open them up to legal jeopardy.
    Conspiring to fix prices, operating a cartel etc

    Your interest in our owners is ‘interesting’, as your own ethical argument melts away and we get down to the crux with your final sentence. Which is … So long as we don’t buy Tardowski on the cheap you’ll be more than happy dealing with NUFC and taking our blood-soaked oil dollars … well .. so long as you get lots of them. 😯

    Must be so unsettling for Tardowski and his team mates.
    Hope it doesn’t effect Burnley’s form too much … 😈

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  4. Steve Smith:
    So 19 clubs vow not to deal with Newcastle United this season and will not sell us or lend us players in the hope that we will be relegated,

    Not sure where you got this from – and it is completely incorrect.
    Many clubs will claim they won’t sell to us, knowing that they have nobody we want.
    Many bottom end clubs will refuse to give us players if they think it might help us finish above them in the league. That is normal and has been happening for years.
    You wouldn’t expect us to sell Wilson and Dubravka to Norwich in January, would you??

    Think about this logically. As the richest club in the world are we really going to be building our squad with transfers from other clubs in the relegation zone? No we are not.
    If we had been bought a couple of years ago we would never have bought Wilson from Bournemouth. We’re shopping in Harrods now, not Primark.
    As for buying players from the prem , few decent players will want to join us until we are pushing for Europe. Most of our purchases will come from overseas, with possibly a few local buys of players who are almost out of contract.

    Lets not turn Burnley wanting to keep Tarkowski to a relegation rival into another “everybody hates us” conspiracy theory.

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