Tomkins has left West Ham for Premier League rivals Crystal Palace. According to the Hammers’ official website, the transfer fee is £10 million.
A massive thanks to everyone at West Ham especially the players and staff that I've trained with… https://t.co/Bql2vX2mzb— James Tomkins (@TomkinsOfficial) 5 July 2016
A massive thanks to everyone at West Ham especially the players and staff that I've trained with over the years. Most importantly a huge thank you to the fans who have always been great to me. After nearly 20 years it was the hardest decision of my career and an emotional one. Come on you Irons! @whufc_official
Tomkins joined the West Ham United Academy when he was just seven years of age.
The Englishman played in over 200 league matches for the Hammers, but his time at the London club has now come to an end.
During the 2015-16 season, the defender created 12 chances in 25 Premier League appearances for West Ham.
Tomkins had a pass accuracy of 80% and a shot accuracy of 13%, and won 33 headers, five dribbles and 42 tackles.
The Englishman will hope to establish himself in the Palace starting lineup next season. The 27-year-old is not a world-class defender, but he is good enough to play in the Premier League and should do a decent job for the Eagles.