News today on the back of Newcatsle’s fabulous 3-0 win against Manchester United last night that Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has moved quickly to get in a replacement for the injured Steven Taylor.
James Tomkins – Newcastle back in with increased offer
The news today is that Newcastle are back in with an increased £4M bid for the 22 year-old West Ham centre-back James Tomkins.
The Daily Star is reporting this morning that Newcastle have decided to increase their initial offer of £2.5M for the England Under-21 defender.
While Tomkins is playing in the English second division this season, the 6’3″ defender has nevertheless been an impressive figure at the back for Sam Allardyce’s side.
The news is that London club Tottenham Hotspur may also be interested in getting the 10 times capped England U21 player to White Hart Lane, but it appears that Newcastle are in the driving seat.
However, we think this new offer for the youngster may also be turned down by West Ham, as Sam Allardyce had talked only about a massive offer persuading his club to sell their youngster.
But the superb win of last night against the Red Devils will only help Newcastle’s recruitment drive in January and in the summer too.
James is a very good player, who has played 87 times for the West Ham first team since he made his debut back in 2008.
And he fits perfectly the profile of players Newcastle want to recruit to the club, top young players who can further improve on Tyneside.
And if the Daily Star report is to be believed James has just put in a transfer request.
Wonder if James watched the game last night?
We expect to hear the West Ham response to this offer within a day or two.