West Ham United are reportedly set to launch a fresh bid for Southampton captain James Ward-Prowse.
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.
Sometimes you just have to pay over the odds don’t you?
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.