‘Would be a great signing’ – Journalist urges West Ham to move for £50m-rated PL star

Journalist Paul Brown believes that James Ward-Prowse would be an excellent addition to West Ham United if they manage to secure his signing, writes the GMS.

The Southampton midfielder has been linked with a move to the London Stadium, especially after his current club’s relegation to the Championship. According to the Evening Standard, West Ham is prepared to pursue Ward-Prowse in the upcoming transfer window. It is mentioned that manager David Moyes has long admired the player and even attempted to sign him last year.

As for the potential cost, transfer insider Dean Jones previously suggested that Southampton may demand a £50 million fee for the 28-year-old. While Ward-Prowse could be on his way to West Ham, there are reports that their captain, Declan Rice, is a top target for Arsenal.

Brown believes that Ward-Prowse’s leadership skills and professionalism would make him an outstanding addition to West Ham’s squad.

The journalist said: “I think he’s a leader, someone you can rely on, a great trainer, brilliant professional. I think he’d be a great signing for West Ham, and if Rice was to go, that would certainly sugar the pill a little bit.”