12/08/2021; 3:04 PM By : Steven D. Thompson
Spurs haventified several targets in a bid to strengthen their squad. One name that has popped up is James Ward Prowse.
Nuno Espirito Santo has questioned the mentality of some of his players and is keen to get them in shape before the season kicks off this weekend. After signing a winger and a defender, the Portuguese is now in search of a midfielder. The new gaffer seems to find the likes of Ndombele and Moussa Sissoko as unreliable. The departure of Erik Lamela has also necessitated the need for a midfielder.
Nuno Santo has nowntified Ward Prowse as a good option in his rebuilding process. As per The Telegraph, the North London side will have to fend off the competition by Aston Villa, who are also interested in the same player.
Villa made a bid of £25 million for the England international, but the Saints didn't even consider it. According to them, it was derisory and a mockery of the value of the player. With Aston Villa temporarily pushed back, Spurs could go ahead of them to snap up.
Ward Prowse has been at Southampton since 2003 and has made 322 appearances for the club. 269 of his club appearances have been in the Premier League. The 26-year-old has been consistent in his performance at Saint Mary's. It will be a tough job to prise him away from Southampton as he still has five years on his contract. At the moment, he is their highest priced player, and it would take a proportionate fee to bring him to North London.
It's turning out to be a long summer at Southampton with several clubs having a go at their players. Ralph Hassenhuttl is a worried man with the season fast approaching and clubs still not easing up on their players.
Already the Saints have lost Danny Ings, Angus Gunn, Mario Lemina and Ryan Bertrand, while Jannik Vestergaard is close to leaving the club, amid interest from Leicester City.
Should Ward Prowse leave this summer, it would be a hammer blow, and only a sizable fee could cushion the effect.
Under Jose Mourinho, Tottenham seemed to be broke, but they're breaking the bank in what has turned out to be a busy summer for the North London side.
Three players have walked through the door, and they seem not to be done. Cristian Romero, Pierluigi Gollini and Bryan Gil have all joined, and Ward Prowse will bring the tally to four.
With Tanguy Ndombele's future and mentality uncertain, Tottenham need a player to fill the gap, and Ward Prowse will be a perfect fit.