Tottenham reportedly readying offer for England star that Glenn Hoddle urged them to sign in January
Tottenham are reportedly preparing a move to sign Southampton skipper James Ward-Prowse this summer. It is a move that would see Spurs reunite Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg with Ward-Prowse. Back in January, Glenn Hoddle urged Tottenham to sign Ward-Prowse – now they could heed his advice.
Ward-Prowse, 26, is one of a number of Southampton players that could leave the south coast club. Danny Ings has left to join Aston Villa, while Jannik Vestergaard is a target for Leicester – who have made an offer worth £15million. Ward-Prowse could be another player to leave soon.
The Telegraph claim Tottenham are battling Aston Villa in the race to sign Ward-Prowse. A set-piece specialist, he was another shining light in a tricky Southampton season. Speaking in the midway point of the 2020-21 season, Tottenham icon Hoddle urged his old club to look at Ward-Prowse.
“I think his all round game has come on leaps and bounds, but as a set piece artist there is no-one better,” Ex-Tottenham gaffer Hoddle told his own podcast at the start of the year. “He’d be a major asset for Tottenham, for instance. Or he could go and play in Everton’s team tomorrow.”
Tottenham eye Ward-Prowse: What is a fair price, amid Hoddle claim?
Tottenham need a midfielder to go alongside Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg. The likeliest candidate at the moment is probably Oliver Skipp – who has been playing in pre-season. Gio Lo Celso has enjoyed an excellent Copa America campaign, eventually winning the entire tournament.
Tanguy Ndombele, Harry Winks and Moussa Sissoko have all been linked with the exit door. So, Ward-Prowse might be a good signing for Spurs. What is a fair price? Well, if Tottenham can get him for anything below £40million – they are laughing. But £50million is much more likely.