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Burnley defender Tarkowski 'not bitter' over failed West Ham move

Burnley defender James Tarkowski insists he is not bitter about not joining West Ham United.

The Clarets priced Tarkowski out of a move when they wouldn't budge from their £40m asking price.

"I'm not bitter about the last transfer window, what happened, happened," Tarkowski told The Telegraph.

"I will never hold it against the club. That's up to them, but the longer this goes on the more control I get of my own career which is what I want. I want to be able to decide where I am, where I'm going and who I'm playing for. That's nothing against Burnley, but this is a short career and I'm not getting younger. I'm coming into my late 20s now and I want to experience as much as I can in the game before I retire.

"The last window is obviously a missed opportunity for me. If clubs can't get the player they want then they will go elsewhere and sign someone else, but I don't worry too much about it because I've got great belief in myself."


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