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James Tompkins, Fits Newcastle’s profile?

10 years ago

West Ham’s young central defender James Tompkins has been repeatedly linked with Newcastle United in recent weeks.

He’s had some bad injuries in his brief career but at the age of 22 has already played over 100 senior matches and turned out for England Under 21s ten times. At 6ft 3 he has the height as well as the potential to be a very good centre-back.

While Tompkins ticks many likely boxes for United a sticking point could be that he is at a club which is clearly trying to buy its way out of the Championship having already spent serious money, as well as being linked with financially eye-watering moves for players such as Frank Lampard.

I wouldn’t be surprised to see this deal become reality but as always you’ll believe it when you see it.


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