Should – as seems very likely now – Leicester City crash out of the Premier League West Ham must move in for James Maddison immediately…pronto!
We missed out despite a lot of interest when he when leaving Norwich City, He will not want to the Championship football and this is West Ham’s second chance.
Leicester City are a selling club. That is probably why they are where they are tonight and Maddison should be a major target for us.
We will presumably be cash rich this summer and he looks just one we should bring in from the Rice money – £50 million to £60 million should get him.
Another we could be looking at is James Ward-Prowse at relegated Southampton. He has never played Championship football and won’t want to.
A great set piece operator he is a local lad but he will now see this as his time to move on. Either or both would be tremendous additions to the West Ham team.
By Hughie Southon