West Ham United are reportedly set to launch a fresh bid for Southampton captain James Ward-Prowse.

According to a report from the Evening Standard, Southampton skipper James Ward-Prowse is still firmly on the radar of West Ham in the summer transfer window.

That’s in spite of the fact that we had a £30 million bid for the 28-year-old Saints ace rejected last week.

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Hammers boss David Moyes is in urgent need of strengthening his central midfield ranks at the London Stadium.

The Scot is believed to be very close to signing Edson Alvarez. But it’s clear to see that his business is far from being done…

Ward-Prowse could now follow Alvarez to West Ham as the Evening Standard make fresh claim

The Standard reckon that the Saints have lowered their demands for the 28-year-old to just £35 million, and the Hammers could meet that asking price.

I actually think that’s slightly too much money to be paying for the 11-capped England international.

Having said that, his set-piece ability alone is usually good for at least 10 goals a season. And he would work very well in a midfield three alongside Alvarez and Lucas Paqueta.

Ward-Prowse could now follow Alvarez to West Ham as the Evening Standard make fresh claim
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Sometimes you just have to pay over the odds don’t you?

His free-kick and corner taking technique has been described as ‘unreal’ (Give Me Sport), and was labelled as a ‘brilliant’ player by The Athletic.

James Ward-Prowse is a proper leader and a hard worker. In all fairness, that’s exactly what we need at West Ham right now.

And if we overpay for the 28-year-old by £5-10 million then so be it.


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