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Popular West Ham star set for exit, Premier League duo keen as former boss eyes reunion


The West Ham United fans in the Transfer Tavern excited about their seismic move to the Olympic Stadium do still have tears in their eyes after leaving Upton Park. 

Clearly, the Hammers are one of the most upwardly mobile teams in the country and have so much to look forward to.

Still, any transition is a difficult and much of the feelings brought about during their stunning farewell to the Boleyn Ground have resurfaced.

That’s because, according to the Daily Mirror, one of the club’s tried and trusted is being linked with a move away.

While James Tomkins has never been a world beater, he’s proved to be a solid defender for the Irons after progressing through the youth ranks.

So, reports that Crystal Palace and Sunderland are keen on him have left the fans propping up the bar tonight with a sour taste in their mouths.

Black Cats boss Sam Allardyce will know the 27-year old well, having worked with him during their time at Upton Park.

Able to operate at either right-back or in more central areas, the former England under-21 international is a solid option at Premier League level.

Palace are also believed to be keen on a potential deal to bring him south of the capital as they look to add reinforcements for next season.

West Ham fans, should Tomkins be kept on another year at least? 

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