Tottenham Hotspur can target James Ward-Prowse.
Southampton lost 0-2 to Fulham in the 36th round of the English Premier League (EPL) in the 2022-23 season held at St. Mary’s Stadium in Southampton, England on the 13th at 11:00 pm (Korean time). Without a point, Southampton remained at the bottom of the league, and their relegation was confirmed as a result of this game. With this, Southampton fell to the second division for the first time in 11 years.
As is the case with relegated teams, Southampton is also expected to leave the team in large numbers. In particular, in Southampton, there are many players who are evaluated as high-level resources in the league in terms of individual skills. Among them, the player who is most interested is Southampton’s captain Ward-Prowse.
Ward-Prowse came from Southampton Youth and has only played for Southampton since his childhood and more than 10 years since his professional debut. As such, his loyalty to the club is enormous, and even this Ward-Prowse is considered highly likely to leave the team in the upcoming summer transfer market. It is evaluated that his skills are disappointing to play in the second division.
Southampton is also preparing for a breakup. England’s ‘Daily Mail’ said: “There are no relegation-related clauses in Ward-Prowse’s contract, but Southampton are interested in Ward-Prowse this summer, with Aston Villa, West Ham United and Tottenham all showing interest. -We are preparing for bids from other teams for Prause.”
Among the teams mentioned, Tottenham is a team that has been linked to Ward-Prowse before. Tottenham have been criticized for their inability to score from set-pieces, especially from free kicks, since Christian Eriksen left the team. It was pointed out that Harry Kane is a free-kick exclusive kicker, but there is no player who can take a free-kick on the level of Eriksen.
Ward-Prowse is a player who can solve these problems. Ward-Prowse’s free kick skills are considered to be the best in the EPL to the point where he is compared to David Beckham, and besides free kicks, high activity and passing from kicking ability are considered as strengths. In addition, in a situation where his team is relegated, he is likely to appear in the transfer market at a low transfer fee, so Tottenham is a resource worth targeting 메이저놀이터.