West Ham defender Tomkins happy he rejected Newcastle

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.”

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