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Lopetegui to Replace Captain Zouma?

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James Ward-Prowse could be West Ham United‘s next captain, according to a recent report from The Athletic. The 29-year-old midfielder has impressed in his debut season at the London Stadium, making him a strong contender to succeed current skipper Kurt Zouma.

Ward-Prowse’s leadership qualities and experience are key factors in his captaincy candidacy. Despite being a new arrival, he’s earned the respect of his teammates throughout the season. His Southampton career further strengthens his case. He rose through the ranks during the club’s financial struggles, eventually becoming captain and leading them through a stint in the Championship.

With over 400 appearances for Southampton, Ward-Prowse brings a wealth of experience and leadership qualities to West Ham. His skillset, both on and off the pitch, makes him a perfect fit for the captain’s armband.

The upcoming season is likely to see a period of change for West Ham under new manager Julen Lopetegui. Ward-Prowse’s experience and leadership could be crucial in navigating this transition as the club strives for the next level. Additionally, the captaincy role could boost his chances of returning to the England national team fold.

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  • Kenhammer says:

    No Thank you didn’t do Southampton any good not scored from a free kick has only made a couple of good forward passes usually sideways or backwards we need a driver not a sitter

  • Stuart Nolan says:

    Alvarez should be the next West Ham captain going to be a leader for the Hammers ⚒

  • eastendexile says:

    I agree that Alvarez should be the next captain. He leads by example now and perhaps the responsibility of leader, may just save him from a few yellow cards as well.
    I have always thought it best to have a midfielder or central defender as skipper, as both keepers and forwards are too remote at times.
    From his playing style this season you would have thought at times he already was captain.

  • D.f.butcher says:

    Someone’s having a laugh , mind you if he was captain he might get a free kick over a wall , my monies on Alvarez the mans got grit and speaks and thinks Spanish, he gets lots of yellow cards cause he does a lot of work just like dear old billy bonds did, that’s the kind of captain we need somone who leads from the front, he ain’t nicknamed el machin for nothing, Edson bites yer balls COYI, apart from that ive got his name on the back of my shirt

  • Simon says:

    Bowen for me. He started to sound like a captain and is guaranteed to play every game when fit.

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