West Ham United registers strange and peculiar record in summer transfer window before beginning of fresh PL season
The Hammers are moving slow this summer.
West Ham United's manager David Moyes ((Image via whufc.com)
The Premier League season is almost about to start. All teams in the League are gearing up for the new season and have signed new players. West Ham United remains the only team in the top flight to not make a signing this season, which is a strange record owned by them.
The Hammers have been linked with a number of players. These include James Ward-Prowse, Joao Palhinha, and Scott McTominay. However, no deals have been completed for any one of these players. The club is struggling to offload some of its players and thus has not made any moves.
West Ham aims to generate funds in order to balance out their books, and thus are aiming to sell these players. They have already sold their most valuable asset, Declan Rice, to Arsenal for £105 million in order to comply with FFP. The club had spent a lot on transfers in recent years.
Despite their slow start to the transfer window, West Ham are still hoping to make some signings before the end of the summer. The club are in need of a new midfielder, and they are also looking to strengthen their attack. The team is looking to make some good signings in the coming as they aim to challenge for European qualification next season.
West Ham aims to sign James Ward-Prowse from Southampton
West Ham United are reportedly pursuing Southampton midfielder James Ward-Prowse. The Hammers are looking to replace Declan Rice-their club captain. Rice was sold to Arsenal for £105 million earlier this summer.
West Ham have made no signings this summer. They plan to change that by signing Ward-Prowse from the Saints. Southampton do not want to sell the player, but he may look to play in the Premier League after the Saints were relegated last year.
Ward-Prowse is a versatile midfielder who can play as a central midfielder, a right-back, or even as a winger. He is known for his set-piece ability, having scored 27 goals from free-kicks in his career. The 28-year-old is also a good passer and dribbler, and he would add some much-needed creativity to West Ham’s midfield.
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