Southampton Set £40m Price Tag for James Ward-Prowse
Southampton has reportedly set a £40m price tag on their star player, James Ward-Prowse, following their relegation to the Championship. The club is prepared to let Ward-Prowse leave if potential suitors meet their valuation. West Ham United has shown interest in the player, viewing him as a potential replacement for Declan Rice.
Despite Southampton’s relegation, Ward-Prowse has had an impressive season. The England international has managed to score nine goals and provide four assists in the Premier League. His performance has caught the attention of several clubs, including West Ham United.
However, with three years left on his current contract at St Mary’s, Southampton is optimistic about their £40m valuation for the player. The club believes that the sale of Ward-Prowse will help fund a rebuild for the next season in the Championship.
West Ham United’s Interest in Ward-Prowse
West Ham United has identified Ward-Prowse as a potential replacement for Declan Rice, who is set to leave the London Stadium this summer. The Hammers’ chances of securing Ward-Prowse’s services could be enhanced if they secure a place in the Europa League next term. They are set to face Fiorentina in the final of the Europa Conference League next week.
The summer transfer window could see a significant change in Southampton’s squad, with James Ward-Prowse potentially making a move. However, the final decision rests with the player and the club, and it remains to be seen where Ward-Prowse will be playing next season.