Three reasons Everton should sign James Tarkowski instead of James Tomkins
According to reports in The Sun, Everton boss Sam Allardyce wants to sign £20m-rated Crystal Palace defender James Tomkins during the January transfer window.
Having led the Merseyside outfit to four wins and a draw since taking charge of the Merseyside outfit – leading them way from the relegation zone and into the top-half of the Premier League table as a result – The Sun says that Allardyce is looking to the future and wants the 28-year-old to bolster his side’s backline having worked with him twice already during his managerial career.
The Eagles brought Tomkins to the club from West Ham United for £10m in July 2016, but the report adds that the south London outfit would likely want double that for the centre-back now, even if Roy Hodgson wouldn’t really want to lose him in the New Year.
Meanwhile, The Times reported on Thursday that Arsenal and Manchester City are both keeping tabs on Burnley defender James Tarkowski, who is said to be on the verge of an England call-up.
While Allardyce may see Tomkins as his first-choice target, he may be making a shrewd move if he brings the Clarets centre-back to Goodison Park in the New Year instead.
Here are three reasons Everton should sign Tarkowski instead of the Palace man…