Tomkins sends message to West Ham after Crystal Palace move

West Ham's James Tomkins in action with Manchester United's Wayne Rooney

James Tomkins has left West Ham United for Premier League rivals Crystal Palace.

Liverpool's Emre Can in action with West Ham's James Tomkins

James Tomkins has taken to Twitter and Instagram to thank the West Ham United fans for their support.

Tomkins has left West Ham for Premier League rivals Crystal Palace. According to the Hammers’ official website, the transfer fee is £10 million.

The 27-year-old defender, who can play as a centre-back or as a right-back, has taken to social media to thank the West Ham fans.

West Ham's James Tomkins celebrates scoring their first goal with Elliot Lee

West Ham's James Tomkins in action with Manchester United's Wayne Rooney

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.

West Ham's Alex Song and James Tomkins with Swansea's Gylfi Sigurdsson in action

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