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Distin’s propsed move to the Hammers this January could pave the way for Tomkins’ exit, with Newcastle keen on taking the 23-year-old to St James’ Park.

Distin – who is out of contract in the summer – could be seen as a defensive upgrade to the personnel currently deployed in central defence at Upton Park. Meanwhile, the Frenchman’s arrival would greatly inhibit Tomkins’ future career at West Ham.

Although Tomkins played a significant role in West Ham’s promotion to the Premier League last season, manager Sam Allardyce has preferred the likes of James Collins and Winston Reid at centre-back.

It is believed that the young defender has grown increasingly frustrated with his regression at Upton Park and is looking elsewhere for first-team opportunities.

The Magpies’ interest in the player last year has fuelled speculation of a potential move. If Distin does sign for West Ham, Alan Pardew looks set to reignite his former interest in the player to shore-up his defensive options for the second-half of the season.

Tomkins has only started 11 league games in the 2012/13 season, with Allardyce deploying him at right-back and central midfield instead of his preferred position in the heart of defence.

The player currently has three years left to run on his four-year contract.

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  • Ausie John
    1 year ago

    Y would we west ham get rid of a future captain of England to have Distan Silvan at 32 its got me puzzled the rest of our pick ups from other clubs have been great but getting rid of Tomkins is very strange

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  • pgee
    1 year ago

    Not 32.. going to be 36 this year.. But he’s still the fastest CB at Everton..

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  • Ausie John
    1 year ago

    He wouldn’t be quicker than Tomkins keep our best players at the club it’s that simple get rid of Collins , think before u sell

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  • bubbles
    1 year ago

    Surely Hammers can’t get this lucky . Get rid off a donkey… never good enough …5 of last 6 goals conceded down to Tomkins total lack of positional sence or ability . Get a solid centre back to cosolidate our position . Open your eyes and watch Tomkins ….not the hype. !!

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