Newcastle ready to challenge Tottenham for 28-year-old Premier League midfielder this summer

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Newcastle United are ready to battle Premier League rivals Tottenham for Southampton captain James Ward-Prowse in the summer window.

That is according to Football Insider, who reports that Eddie Howe is looking to add quality to his squad during the next transfer window and midfield is an area that needs strengthening in the Magpies’ squad.

Howe is likely to construct his midfield around Bruno Guimaraes and Ward-Prowse could be picked up for a bargain should the Saints get relegated from the Premier League at the end of the season.

The England star has a deal at St.Mary’s until 2026 and has been a key figure for the Premier League club since making his senior debut back in 2011.

Ward-Prowse could leave Southampton in the summer

Newcastle will face competition from Tottenham in the race for the 28-year-old, according to the report, as the North London club are also looking to add to their midfield in the summer.

Spurs are light in that area of the pitch and the injury to Rodrigo Bentancur this season has highlighted this. Tottenham will likely add more than one midfielder in the summer but where Ward-Prowse will be come September is unknown.

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  1. Assuming Southampton get relegated it’s not Newcastles God given right to think they are going to get JWP for a bargain if he has a contract until 2026.

    1. No it’s not their god given right but Southampton will need to offload him given how little less money they’ll receive just for not being in the prem

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