James Ward-Prowse set to join West Ham after Hammers agree £30m deal to sign Harry Maguire
Posted by  badge Boss on Aug 09, 2023 - 02:54PM
James Ward-Prowse is set to join West Ham. (Photo by Matt Watson/Southampton FC via Getty Images)

have agreed a £30million deal with Southampton to sign midfielder James Ward-Prowse.

The Hammers had a bid rejected by the Saints last week and there was considerable doubt as to whether the club would return with an improved offer.

However, got his way and the board sanctioned a £30m offer for the midfielder, which has now been accepted.

With it, the Hammers are likely to drop their move for Scott McTominay.

The Red Devils rejected a £30m offer from West Ham on Monday, with United valuing him at closer to £45m.

However, West Ham are close to signing McTominay’s team-mate Maguire.

Maguire ks set to join West Ham. (Photo by Tim Clayton/Corbis via Getty Images)

The 30-year-old was stripped of the captaincy earlier this summer and though he was not put up for sale, Ten Hag had made it clear Maguire was free to explore his options.

West Ham had a £30m bid accepted on Thursday morning and now must agree personal terms with Maguire.

The defender earns around £200,000-a-week at Old Trafford and will have to take a cut to move to the London Stadium.

The deal will help Ten Hag recoup some cash after his £170m outlay this summer.

United had budgeted for a spend of around £120m.

Anthony Elanga joined Nottingham Forest last month for £15m, in a move that reduces some of the outlay.


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