Forget signing Ward-Prowse says Hammers hero


Frank McAvennie speaks out against signing James Ward-Prowse

Former West Ham United striker Frank McAvennie does not believe Southampton captain James Ward-Prowse would be a good buy this summer.

Many have claimed he would be a top signing should he decide to leave St Mary’s this summer, following Southampton’s relegation to the Championship.

Various news outlets have reported that the Irons are considering a move for Ward-Prowse when captain Declan Rice leaves in a big money move at the end of the season.

And the Guardian have suggested that West Ham will look to sign Fulham’s Portuguese midfielder Joao Palhinha as a replacement along with Ward-Prowse as an alternative.

Despite scoring eight goals and providing four assists for the Saints this season in the Premier League, McAvennie, doesn’t believe the signing  would improve West Ham.

“Listen he can take a free-kick and he can take a corner, but has he got that grit and determination in midfield? I don’t know,” he told the Westhamzone website

“As I say we’ve got good players. Ward-Prowse is a good player, but we’ve got good players. Some players are not getting a game like Fornals, he’d be in the same bracket as that.

“He’s not won anything, so he’s not a winner and he’s not going to make them a better team. I don’t think he’d be a good signing.

 Macca may just have made a very valid point.

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  • Hammeroo says:

    Agree entirely with Frank McAvennie. James Ward-Prowse is fantastic at dead ball situations but very ordinary in open play, if that. So it’s a NO from me.

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