Ward-Prowse Hammers medical goes ahead

James Ward-Prowse is  undergoing a medical at West Ham after the club moved to make him the second midfield choice ahead with Edson Alvaraz ahead of Manchester United’s Scott McTominay.
However this means that he will obviously miss the 12 pm registration which had he met would have seen the soon to be former Saints skipper make tomorrow’s game against Bournemouth.
A Leading CandH source at the Irons revealed that “things were moving along ok” but that “obviously tomorrow’s game is now out of the question for him.”

And according to ExWHUEmployee the club are planning the promotional video which should feature some form of golf theme due to his trademark celebrations.

A formal club announcement is very unlikely to be made today as the results of the medical need  to come back before the finer points of the contract are completed.

Ex adds that should the deal all be completed it will be interesting to see what shirt number he takes. Number 7 and 11 are free although he has normally the number 8 shirt .

However, that belongs to Pablo Fornals so as the other shirt he has worn is 16,  he could become the first player since Mark Noble to take that number!

Talks are still going on with Harry Maguire and Manchester United around the payments made to him due to a reduction in wages (if he joins West Ham) and loyalty bonuses.

This deal will hopefully be completed by early next week.

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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  • SydneyC says:

    Despite all the doom and gloom surrounding the Club (some of it from me) and despite my conviction that Sullivan and Moyes are wasting an opportunity, I still think we should win tomorrow.
    We have a settled side. Downes in for Rice the only real change (I can’t see Moyes starting Edson). Everyone knows the game plan (including the opponents) and is used to playing together. The new boys from last year now have a full season under their belts.
    Bournemouth have to integrate new signings, and aren’t a particular bogey team for us.
    So I’m going for a 2-1 win. Antonio and Paquetta.

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