English Premier League side Crystal Palace duo James McArthur and James Tomkins have signed one-year extensions contract with the club. The two players were out of contract at the end of last season. 34-year-old McArthur, who was a former midfielder in Scotland national team joined Crystal Palace from Wigan back in 2014 for a then-club record £7m and has made 249 appearances for the club, scoring 19 goals.
Tomkins and McArthur Signs One Year Contract Extension with Crystal Palace
The other player, Tomkins who is a 33-year-old defender joined them from West Ham United six years ago for £10m and has played 124 times for the Eagles. Tomkins has had to be content with being a back-up since the arrival of Marc Guehi and Joachim Andersen last summer.
However, with Martin Kelly leaving the club, Tomkins will provide manager Patrick Vieira with more options at the back. Crystal Palace head coach Patrick Vieira has spoken of his admiration for McArthur, who passed 300 Premier League career appearances during 2021-22, and the value he brings to a youthful Palace side. These have not yet relied on their retained list for the coming 2022-23 season but it is clear wounderwayer waa y to build the squad.