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James Tarkowski has just earned a Championship club £500,000 after making England debut

Championship side inserted a number of clauses when defender moved to Turf Moor in 2016 including £500,000 payment on his England debut

Brentford are quids in after James Tarkowski made his international debut for England against Italy tonight.

But it was a bittersweet night for the Burnley defender who fell foul of VAR when he tripped Federico Chiesa and conceded a late penalty to hand Italy a draw at Wembley.

James Tarkowsi made England debut against Italy tonight

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James Tarkowsi made England debut against Italy tonight

The West Londoners will receive £500,000 from Burnley as part of the deal that took the centre-back to Turf Moor in January 2016.

The 25-year-old while at Griffin Park refused to play against the Clarets before his switch to Sean Dyche’s side and has impressed this term in the top flight.

His outstanding performances so far have seen Burnley concede just 26 league goals so far this season.

Tarkowski has given himself a huge chance of forcing his way into Gareth Southgate’s World Cup plans – though did give away a controversial penalty against Italy.


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Brentford boss Dean Smith to get £500,000 cash windfall from Tarkowski England debut

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Brentford boss Dean Smith to get £500,000 cash windfall from Tarkowski England debut

James Tarkowski fouls Federico Insigne for penalty at Wembley

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James Tarkowski fouls Federico Insigne for penalty at Wembley

The Bees also have a healthy sell-on clause in the deal with more international targets still to be hit.

If Tarkowski features for the Three Lions in a competitive game, the Championship side will get another £500,000 windfall.


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Former Bees defender Alfie Mawson was an unused substitute tonight at Wembley.

Mawson made just one appearance for the West Londoners in his time in Brentford and spent the 2014/15 season on loan at Wycombe.

Jamie Vardy gave Southgate’s side a deserved lead on 26 minutes and Lorenzo Insigne levelled up from the penalty spot on 87 minutes.

England 1-1 Italy: VAR penalty denies Three Lions as Lorenzo Insigne’s late effort cancels out Jamie Vardy’s opener

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