07 Aug 2018 17:23:42
I'm reading that Watford have bid £10m this afternoon for James Ward-Prowse.

I'm sure that figure will be re-buffed, but although he's 'one of our own' does he actually have that much influence on our team? Should we negotiate and actually let him go?

1.) 07 Aug 2018
07 Aug 2018 19:01:57
He could quite easily go to wolves for 1st team football cause we have so many players in that position but he is probably one our best set piece takers. Tricky one really 🤔.

2.) 07 Aug 2018
07 Aug 2018 19:47:09
I would let him go for maybe £14 or £15 million if it opened up a place so that we're able to bring in a decent striker but letting fringe players go has a habit of turning round and biting us in the bum re. Jay Rodriguez who could be on his way to Wolves for a lot more than we let him go for.

3.) 07 Aug 2018
07 Aug 2018 20:18:03
Hi guys I agree it's difficult 're jwp yes he has come through as a boy but being honest he has always struck me as lightweight he does deliver an occasional set piece but not consistently enough he is not big enough physically to compete as a central midfielder he like too many of our players doesn't score enough goals 10m is not enough but closer to 15m you would have to really think about that bid. I really like the lad but I cannot really see him develop to the next level and we have an excess of midfielders at this time and we desperately need a top notch forward who can look to score 15+ goals a season. I take on board the decision could come back to bite us but if a decent offer came in I would say take it. Regards vs.

4.) 07 Aug 2018
07 Aug 2018 20:26:25
Jay Rodriguez has done little to justify an increase in transfer fee so that's more down to the market rather than us missing a trick.

JWP remains an enigma to me. I really want him to be good as his set places are so impressive, but he just doesn't seem to have to the speed of thought required to succeed in the premier league as a midfielder at this stage. That may be solved by getting more game time but also, it may never come for him. As it is, he has been given a decent number of opportunities to show something and I just don't think he has it in his locker. For England's sake rather than Saints, I hope I'm wrong.

For me, a sale works well for both parties but £10m is a poultry sum given they have recently sold Richarlison for £50m. They can have Davis for £10m if they want. As you say, £15m would be more tempting if it gives us time to bring in someone with experience to strengthen the team.

5.) 09 Aug 2018
09 Aug 2018 13:50:01
I'm now reading that Burnley have bid £15m for JWP, and it looks close to happening.

I wouldn't bet against JWP going to Burnley and then Danny Ings coming to St. Marys for the same figure. Any thoughts?

(JWP is a midfield generalist, which probably goes against him. He can play in the Centre, but we have better. He can also play in a wing/ attanking role, but again I feel we have better options that would be ahead of him in the starting line up) .