Hammers set to land set piece specialist


West Ham are close to signing set piece specialist James Ward Prowse

West Ham are set to finally sign James Ward-Prowse from Southampton for £30million (£27m transfer fee plus £3m of add-ons).

Both parties are hopeful of completing a deal by the weekend, meaning Saturday’s Championship clash with Norwich at the weekend could be Ward-Prowse’s last in red and white if he is risked.

It appears Southampton have come to realisation that West Ham are the only club in for him and £30m was a fair offer for the 28-year-old set piece specialist.

Ward-Prowse has made a club-record 343 Premier League appearances for the St Mary’s side, scoring 49 goals, but was unable to help stave off relegation last campaign.

Ward-Prowse is said to be a big character in dressing room, tops senior squad fitness charts and is a natural leader acting as the conduit between staff/players.

Southampton fans are already upset on social media on the breaking news which goes a long way to just how much they respect him.

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  • johnham1 says:

    It just confirms nothing will change under Moyes huge dependency on scoring goals from free kicks. Lazy recruiting, lazy coaching everything is totally wrong with another signing Moyes wants. I just do not get the club how stupid they are, we are losing players because they dislike him and we are signing his players. The board have to go too now.

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