West Ham United defender James Tomkins is happy he chose to reject an offer from Newcastle United last season.

Tomkins was on the brink of a move to Newcastle earlier in the year, but the Hammers rejected a £2.5million bid.

And boss Sam Allardyce said the club would be 'committing suicide' if they sold one of their star players.

Tomkins, who signed a new four-year deal in January, said: "We've been promoted and I'm not going to turn my back on that. It goes to prove I was right to stay."