Southampton are not worried by West Ham’s interest in James Ward-Prowse as they don’t believe the midfielder would be interested in moving to the London Stadium, according to reports in the UK.
Hammers boss David Moyes is believed to be keen to press ahead with a bid for the England international, who could cost £60m, and fans on Twitter believe that the club have a good chance of signing the player, despite the Saints’ lack of concern:
We are 100% a step up! But it does concern me that we missed out on Bissouma and we don’t get ward prowse Moyes dosent have another option! 🤔🤔 we end up with another Benrahma or Vlassic situation…
— Hayden Pople (@hayden_pople) June 14, 2022
We finished 7th and got European football and they survived relegation by 5 points 😂😂😂😂
— david simpson (@davidsimpson39) June 14, 2022
Southampton think they’re on the same level as us 🤣🤣🤣🤣 couldn’t keep their best cb from going to Leicester if we offer the money he’ll come, simple
— Sam Belcher (@Sazza_6) June 14, 2022
Sideways step, wtf 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣, you mean forward step, them lot getting relegated this year
— Adam Nunn ⚒ (@adamhammer7261) June 14, 2022
As a West Ham fan living in Southampton I want us to throw everything to get him! Sideways step honestly that football club are pathetic we are huge compared to them
— Ashley P (@08Uptonpark) June 14, 2022
WTF? Sideways! Remind me the last time Southampton got anywhere near Europe.
— John McCarthy (⚒Irish Hammers⚒) (@hammerdad) June 14, 2022
You only have to look at the table last season to know that West Ham would be a step up for Ward-Prowse. The Saints finished 15th, while the Irons qualified for the Europa Conference League.
There was a sixteen-point difference between the two teams so, while Southampton may think otherwise, the midfielder would probably be open to a move. Of course, there are likely to be other teams interested in the 26-year-old.
Manchester United, Manchester City, Arsenal, Tottenham and Newcastle have all been linked with Ward-Prowse in recent months so competition for his signature is a very real possibility.