James Ward-Prowse could soon be on the brink of a move to a top PL team. In light of his recent displays in the league, the Southampton playmaker has attracted interest from the likes of Tottenham, Man United and Man City. Tottenham, in particular, have been monitoring the development of the 27-year-old playmaker for a long time.
They were even in contention to add Ward-Prowse in the summer transfer window, but after losing Ings, the Saints managed to remain resolute in keeping hold of their captain. It is no secret that the Italian manager is keen on landing a creative midfielder who can accompany Hojbjerg in the double-pivot.
Highly proficient in set-pieces, with almost 300 games in the PL, James fits the bill well as he can offer much-needed creativity and experience. Another team in contention to sign the English playmaker are the Red Devils.
Man United are soon expected to part ways with Mata and Lingard, whereas van de Beek has reportedly been offered to Newcastle and Borussia Dortmund over a winter transfer. Their possible departures could pave the way nicely for the Red Devils to bring in someone like the Englishman.
Ward-Prowse’s unique mix of work ethic, creativity, and leadership qualities makes him a perfect upgrade over Fred. James may even emerge as a replacement for Pogba, who is ready to depart Man United in the summer.