Rumoured Tottenham target, James Ward-Prowse, has admitted that he does not know what the future holds for him but insisted that he remains committed to giving his all for Southampton for the time being.
Southampton are currently eight points short of safety with three games left in the campaign and so their relegation is all but confirmed.
Ward-Prowse’s time at his boyhood club looks in danger of coming to an end soon, with reports over the last few weeks indicating the Saints would not stop their captain from leaving the club if they do fail to preserve their Premier League status (talkSPORT).
Football Insider reported back in March that Tottenham are ‘likely’ to make the 28-year-old a target when the transfer window opens this summer as the North London club are ‘big admirers of the central midfielder.
However, Spurs are not the only club rumoured to be after Ward-Prowse, with The Daily Mail revealing two weeks ago that the Lilywhites may face competition from Newcastle United for the player’s signature.
The England international has now kept his cards close to his chest, remarking that he will continue to give his all for Southampton until his final day at the club.
When asked about the speculation over his future, Ward-Prowse told Hampshire Live: “[There’s] nothing in that, no.
“The club know my thoughts and my position in terms of what I want to achieve in my career, and nothing has changed within that despite where we are in the league.
“I want to give my all for this football club. and I always have done.
“Every time I put the shirt on, I always give 100% and that’s no different whether we lose our next game or we win it, it won’t change who I am as a person and that’s giving everything for this club.
“For me, it’s just being focused on where I am now and giving my all for this club, which I always have done since I was eight years old.
“So that for me doesn’t change. What happens beyond that, who knows, I don’t know.”
Spurs Web Opinion
There is no doubt that Ward-Prowse would leave Southampton this summer and he could be a relative bargain for a mid-table side.
However, I do not think he would be anything more than a squad player for a club with top-four ambitions.
While the 28-year-old’s set pieces are exceptional, I am not convinced he would be an upgrade on our current central midfield options when it comes to open play.
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