West Ham United have brought James Ward-Prowse back to the Premier League, after the Hammers completed the midfielder’s signing from Southampton on Monday.
All Legit News learnt that West Ham and Southampton had reached an agreement to sign Ward-Prowse for a £30 million transfer fee.
During Ward-Prowse’s time at Southampton before the club relegated from the Premier League to the Championship, he made more than 400 appearances for them. He spent 20 years with the Saints after joining at the age of eight and went on to made his senior team debut in 2011. He has also made 11 caps for England.
Ward-Prowse is best known for his ability to convert direct freekick, and currently has one direct freekick goal left in the Premier League to equal his childhood hero, former Manchester United star David Beckham, who holds the record with 18.
“I’m buzzing to be here,” Ward-Prowse said after securing the new move. “It’s great to be here and I’m looking forward to getting going.”
West Ham have also reached an agreement with Manchester United to sign the club former captain Harry Maguire. The Hammers already made huge profit in the transfer window, following the sale of Declan Rice to Arsenal for £105 million.