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James Tomkins on West Ham radar as report outlines Crystal Palace decision?

West Ham should consider trying to bring Crystal Palace centre-back James Tomkins back to the club in January.

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The Eagles are willing to listen to offers for the 31-year-old defender in January.

James Tomkins is out of contract at Selhurst Park in the summer of 2022. So Roy Hodgson may well be open to selling him for a decent fee.

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And Hammers boss David Moyes should not hesitate to bring the experienced ace back to east London.

West Ham duo Angelo Ogbonna and Fabian Balbuena have been superb this season. Our lack of strength in depth in the central defensive department is a real worry, however.

David Moyes has Issa Diop in reserve but the Frenchman has regressed badly over the past 12 months.

James Tomkins signing a no-brainer?

The 31-year-old joined Crystal Palace from the Hammers in the summer of 2016 for around £10 million (BBC).

The Basildon-born defender has really impressed during his time with the Eagles.

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In 100 Premier league games for Palace, Tomkins has racked up 137 tackles, 156 interceptions and 619 clearances ( The centre-back may well be 31 but he is still a very fit man.

If David Moyes can bring James Tomkins back to West Ham for a reasonable fee in January, he certainly should turn his nose up at the opportunity.

The 31-year-old is a popular player in east London. And re-signing him in January seems like somewhat of a no-brainer for the Hammers.

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