Crystal Palace have completed the signing of James Tomkins from West Ham United on a five year contract for a fee of £10 million.
The 27-year-old centre-back becomes the Eagles’ third summer signing after Andros Townsend and Steve Mandanda arrived last week, and having made the switch from east to south London he will link up with his new teammates just days ahead of their tour to the USA and Canada which starts on Sunday.
Moments after putting pen to paper on his Eagles contract, he said: "I am really excited to be joining Crystal Palace, a massive club and a manager in Alan Pardew that I know well and will always be thankful for how he helped me develop in my younger days at Upton Park".
Chairman Steve Parish also commented, saying: "I'm really pleased James has agreed to join us, he's someone Alan has always wanted to sign from his own days at West Ham. I'm sure he is destined to become a huge part of our team as we look to build on the progress the club has made over the last six years.
"It's been a really positive transfer window so far, everyone has worked really hard to make these deals happen and I think we are much stronger because of them."
to watch the video interview with James on Palace TV.
to see some images from the signing on the club's instagram account.