West Brom-linked defender stars once again with 'immense' display
Relegation-threatened West Brom could be set to make a bid for the solid and reliable centre-back James Tomkins, who put in an excellent performance for Crystal Palace against Arsenal on Thursday.
West Brom have kept just one clean sheet in 17 Premier League games this season, and in their last few games, they have been ripped apart defensively by Arsenal and Leeds United.
On the other hand, Tomkins has kept two clean sheets in his last three games for Palace, and they have improved massively since his return from injury.
Tomkins put up a solid performance against Arsenal, being part of a well-drilled backline that kept Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette quiet, all whilst making the most clearances (6) in the game.
A few weeks ago, The Mail reported that Sam Allardyce is keep to jump on the chance to be reunited with his former West Ham United defender at West Brom this month, in order to keep their chances of staying up alive.
However, Tomkins seems to be a key player in the Palace side now, managing to turn a defence that conceded ten goals against Liverpool and Aston Villa, into a defence that conceded just one goal in three games.
The Englishman's defender runs until the end of June 2022, and the 31-year-old will want to make sure that he plays games over the coming seasons, and going to West Brom could be a good move for him, yet Palace are keen to keep him if he maintains this sort of form.