West Ham United still eyeing the 26-year-old midfielder despite rejected bid

West Ham United’s pursuit of Southampton midfielder James Ward-Prowse may not be over yet, according to Sky Sports’ Dharmesh Sheth, writes the TBR. Despite having their initial bid rejected, there is a possibility that the Hammers could reignite their interest in the “underrated” midfielder before the transfer window closes.

Sheth discussed the situation surrounding Ward-Prowse on the Transfer Talk Podcast, shedding light on Southampton’s stance regarding the midfielder. “Southampton are rejecting bids all over the place. This is from West Ham for James Ward-Prowse. West Ham are looking at alternatives, but I just get the impression that we shouldn’t rule out them going in for Ward-Prowse before the end of the transfer window,” Sheth explained.

Indeed, the potential transfer makes sense for both parties involved. West Ham is in need of midfield reinforcements, and Ward-Prowse has expressed his desire to return to the Premier League. It seems like a perfect match.

Ward-Prowse finds himself in a unique situation, where he is not quite at the level to play for a top-six club, yet his talent exceeds the standards of bottom-half teams. With Aston Villa and Brighton already well-stocked in midfield, West Ham emerges as the most logical and attractive destination for the 26-year-old midfielder.

The England international’s presence and skill set would undoubtedly bolster West Ham’s midfield options, providing added depth and creativity. As the transfer window progresses, the potential for a move to West Ham remains on the table.

In conclusion, the possibility of James Ward-Prowse donning the claret and blue jersey of West Ham United is still very much alive. Fans of the Hammers can remain hopeful that their club will make another attempt to secure the services of the talented midfielder before the transfer deadline.