talkSPORT is reporting today that talks are ongoing between Newcastle United and West Ham, about the possible transfer of 23 year-old England U21 International James Tomkins to the Magpies.
James Tomkins – capped 10 times for the England U21 side
Certainly Newcastle were interested in the center-back come defensive midfielder last January, and we see no reason why Newcastle’s interest will have waned since then.
When we’ve watched the player he’s always looked a solid player, who still has room for improvement and he would be good buy for Newcastle.
But there’s surely no way West Ham will let the player leave in January, until and unless they can get another center-back into Upton Park before the end of the month.
But with the news today that Fabricio Coloccini wants to immediately go back home to Argentina for personal reasons, it would not be surprising if Newcastle try to bring in one or maybe even two center-backs to the club this month.
The problem with James is that he does not have an awful lot of pace, but we still think he would be a decent acquisition for Newcastle, at the right price, and he’s certainly a big strong lad at 6’4″ tall.
James has played twice for the Great Britain side and 10 times for the England U21 team, and he’s been at West Ham all his career and played 131 times with 7 goals for the Hammers.
We hope this story has some truth to it, and if we cannot get James in during January, then maybe he join us in the summer.
What do you think?
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