Newcastle United are reportedly interested in signing Southampton midfielder James Ward-Prowse in the January transfer window.
Ward-Prowse is among the finest players competing in the lower-half of the Premier League table. His status as a fully fledged England international under Gareth Southgate is testament to that.
An accomplished midfield player and set-piece specialist, Ward-Prowse is a credit to Southampton, but is once again being linked with a move away from St. Mary’s.
As was reported by The Athletic over the summer, Aston Villa lodged an official bid to sign the 26-year-old. However, the move never materialised.
Ward-Prowse went on to sign a new contract to put an end to the speculation, but according to Football Insider, newly cash-rich Newcastle have not been deterred.
In fact, as per the report, Newcastle are expected to approach Southampton in the January transfer window over the possibility of doing a deal for Ward-Prowse.
It’s hard to imagine they will be met with a warm response, but as with every transfer, money talks, and following their Saudi takeover Newcastle have cash in abundance.