Monday, February 25

Sale of Tomkins still remains a mystery

James Tomkins was acclaimed as the man of the match during Crystal Palace's 4-1 win at Leicester and earned praise from Roy Hodgson. The sale of Tomka to Palace for £10m remains one of the most perplexing transfers of recent West Ham history. He's maybe not international class, but he's a solid PL performer who, coming from Basildon, has a feel for West Ham and was loved by the fans. Bilic sold him because he claimed he couldn't offer him guaranteed first team football. But ironically, had he stayed he would have played in virtually every game. Young prodigy Reece Oxford is now completely out of favour at the club, while Winston Reid has been out all season, Collins has left and Ogbonna hasn't developed as WHU hoped. Even with Diop and Balbuena signed, Tomkins would be a strong competitor for a place were he to still be at West Ham. It would be nice to think he might come back to the Hammers one day. As it is, he might even get a run to the FA Cup Final with Palace. 

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