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West Ham ought to suppose twice about signing James Ward-Prowse this summer time as a result of he wouldn’t take them nearer to Champions League soccer, says Frank McAvennie.
The Hammers had been linked with a transfer for the Southampton captain final week, with The Solar claiming David Moyes is desirous about bringing him to the London Stadium after a marketing campaign that noticed him nominated for the Premier League Participant of the 12 months award.
However after Paul Parker claimed he would probably be value round £100m to the Saints, McAvennie questioned if he’d be adequate to get the staff to the subsequent degree outdoors of his ‘unbelievable’ set-piece skill.
Yeah however hear, free-kicks and corners he’s unbelievable,” he advised West Ham Zone.
” I don’t know if he would [make the move]. There’s acquired to be greater golf equipment. I feel he’d slot in fairly good at West Ham. I actually suppose he would. He would carry one thing new to the midfield and attacking bit.
“So, I don’t know what sort of costs or if that’s the type of participant that’s going to kick West Ham on in Europe. Is he that type of participant? I don’t know. Is he the kind of participant that’s going to kick them on to try to get within the Champions League?
“Look what occurred to Tottenham. They’ve moved on, and we knew they’d due to the manager. So that you want somebody to come back in. You want high quality gamers, somebody who can are available in and higher them.
“No disrespect to Ward-Prowse however I don’t know if he’ll. Are you able to depend on free-kicks and corners? Is he going to higher them in open play? I don’t know.”
Ward Prowse would definitely carry one thing additional to the staff, however he’s by no means performed European soccer all through his profession so seeing him as somebody that might assist take the club up a degree is an enormous ask.
He’s even be extremely costly, contemplating his standing with Southampton and the actual fact he signed a brand new contract final summer time so it’s most likely one to keep away from for the Hammers this time round.
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