Aston Villa have been linked with a move for the Southampton midfielder James Ward-Prowse, as per reports we covered yesterday.
The Midlands club recently agreed on a deal to sign Emiliano Buendia from Norwich City, and it seems that Dean Smith is not finished strengthening his midfield just yet.
The 26-year-old has been a quality Premier League player over the years, and he could prove to be a smart addition to Villa’s team.
They are missing a central midfielder with Ward-Prowse’s passing range and set-piece prowess.
Jack Grealish wins a few free-kicks due to his dribbling ability, and the Southampton star has the skills to cash in.
Southampton are not keen on selling Ward-Prowse, but Villa may attempt to change their stance with a significant offer in the coming weeks.
A move to Villa Park would be a step up in Ward-Prowse’s career, and he could be tempted to make the move. He would get to play alongside better players at a more ambitious club.
Some Villa fans are excited with the links to Ward-Prowse – here is what they had to say.
Would love him but this doesn’t make sense, where would he even play?
— 🃏𝙰𝚟𝚏𝚌𝙹𝚡𝚜𝚑🦇 (@AvfcJxsh1) June 6, 2021
Makes perfect sense if it comes off, another quality addition to the middle and more importantly a guy who knows how to strike the ball from a set piece. Buendia both footed, scores and makes goals, the jigsaw of what we lack is coming together
— twistedanimator (@Dazmills79) June 6, 2021
Free kicks for dayssss🤩🤩
— Tom (@tom_avfc1) June 6, 2021
Not to complain😭 but really think we need a strong CDM. I think we've got 3 solid box to box options in McGinn, Sanson and Luiz already. Unless it is depth, but cant see JWP sitting on our bench for a 1/3 of our season
— Jack Garfield (@Garfield13Jack) June 6, 2021
Jack would get kicked a whole let less if we had him to take set plays
— RicardoAV (@RichieLionel81) June 6, 2021
Grealish gets fouled, Ward-Prowse scores the free kick. So what’s not to like about this.😁😁
— Steve (@Stevieboy007) June 6, 2021
Grealish winning fouls and Ward-Prowse taking the free-kicks is an absolute cheat code oh my word https://t.co/fydm1FQGes
— Max Stokes (@villaontour_) June 6, 2021