With the January transfer window opening today it’s probably not a surprise that Newcastle are being linked with players they were after in the summer, and one report says that Newcastle are still interested in West Ham’s 23 year-old center-back and sometimes defensive midfielder James Tomkins.
James Tomkins – Newcastle interested – again
Newcastle tried to get the 6’4″ youngster to Tyneside in the summer, but at that time West Ham manager Sam Allardyce was adamant that James was going nowhere, and West Ham refused several Newcastle offers for the player.
And since West Ham have struggled of late and are now only 3 points above Newcastle, although they have played one less game, it’s unlikely West Ham will want to sell in mid-season to a potential relegation rival, and James is an important player for the Hammers.
It would not surprise us if Newcastle made a decent cash offer fort Tomkins – and maybe as much as £5M – but we think there’s little chance of getting the player through the door this month.
And we’ve seen James give some very good performances as a defensive midfielder too, and his versatility will also be an attraction to the Tyneside club.
We think this lad is a very good youngster but we don’t think there’s much chance of getting him to Newcastle this month – what do you think?
For the record James Tomkins has played 131 times for West Ham with 7 goals, and he has played for all the England Youth sides, including two appearances for the England U21 side and two appearances for the Great Britain side.
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