James Tomkins urges Winston Reid to snub interest, stay with West Ham

West Ham defender James Tomkins wants Winston Reid to stay at Upton Park this summer.

West Ham threw a 2-0 lead away at Tottenham Hotspur today, only coming away with a 2-2 draw, but spirits can be high in the Hammers camp after a strong display at White Hart Lane.

Goalscorers Cheikhou Kouyate and Diafra Sakho will no doubt attract much of the attention, but you can't underestimate how important James Tomkins and Winston Reid were for Sam Allardyce's men.

West Ham's regular centre back pairing were back together today with Reid returning from injury, and they put in an outstanding display.

The duo combined to nullify the threat of Harry Kane in the Tottenham attack, and whilst the striker ended up on the scoresheet after following up his saved penalty, Tomkins and Reid kept him quiet for the majority of the game with a superb showing in defence.

Allardyce will be delighted that he can rely on them to keep the Hammers goal safe, but there's a high chance that the partnership could be broken this summer.

New Zealand international Reid is out of contract at the end of the season, with Arsenal, Liverpool and Tottenham all linked with moves to sign him on a free transfer.

Now though, Tomkins has told London 24 that he wants Reid to stay and commit his future to West Ham - but knows it's out of his hands.

"Reidy is a good, down to earth guy and it is between him and the club," Tomkins said. "I have spoken highly of him before and we all know what sort of player he is. We obviously want to keep him, but if the club can’t do a deal then that is up to him."

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