James Tomkins: West Ham defender signs new deal until 2020

James Tomkins
James Tomkins joined West Ham as a schoolboy in 1996

West Ham United defender James Tomkins has signed a new contractexternal-link, which will keep him at the club until 2020.

The 25-year-old joined West Ham as a schoolboy in 1996 and is a graduate of the club's academy.

"It's brilliant that the club has shown faith in me and I'm delighted to sign [this contract]," Tomkins said.

Tomkins, whose new deal will take him past 20 years of service at West Ham, has made 205 appearances for the club.

He suffered a broken noseexternal-link in Sunday's draw against Manchester United.

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