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Manchester United could wreck West Ham's summer transfer window by signing 'unreal' 27-year-old

Manchester United have joined West Ham in the race to sign Southampton star James Ward-Prowse in the summer transfer window.

That’s according to a report from The Sun who claim that there could be a three-way battle for Ward-Prowse’s signature this summer between West Ham, Manchester United and Newcastle.

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Hammers boss David Moyes wants to bring Ward-Prowse to the London Stadium this summer according to The Athletic, The Sun and even club insiders Claret and Hugh.

With Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag so keen to sign the 27-year-old midfielder from Southampton though (The Sun), Moyes could face an almost impossible task in the summer transfer window.

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And losing out on the Southampton star would be a big blow for West Ham…

Manchester United could ruin Moyes’s summer transfer window plan

Ward-Prowse is clearly a prime transfer target for the Hammers manager. Club insiders Claret and Hugh have said as much.

But The Sun reckon that he is on Man United’s radar as well.

And let’s be honest, Ward-Prowse would surely prefer to move to Old Trafford than the London Stadium at this moment in time.

Man United have Europa League football on offer and are expected to push for the top four this season under new boss Erik ten Hag.

There is the small matter of his £70 million price-tag as well (Claret and Hugh) – one that Manchester United would easily be able to afford. The same can’t be said for West Ham, unfortunately.

The Southampton star would be a superb addition for whichever club wins the race for his signature in the summer transfer window.

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The 11-capped England international is a sensational footballer and has been dubbed as the best set-piece taker in world football by Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola.

Ward-Prowse enjoyed his best season ever for Southampton last term, bagging 11 goals and eight assists in 42 games (Transfermarkt).

The central midfielder possesses exceptional technique, is a magnificent passer of the football and has a very impressive engine.

The 27-year-old is truly incredible from dead-ball situations as well. His free-kick and corner taking technique has been described as ‘unreal’ (Give Me Sport).

It’s obvious how much Ward-Prowse would add to the West Ham team, considering how much importance and emphasis David Moyes places on set-pieces.

It seems as though Manchester United could be set to wreck one of the Hammers’ key summer transfer window plans, however.

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