Former footballer and pundit Jamie O’Hara recently expressed his regret that Tottenham Hotspur did not secure the services of James Ward-Prowse before West Ham United acquired him during the summer transfer window. In a statement on talkSPORT, O’Hara praised Ward-Prowse as a versatile and exceptional player, highlighting his value beyond just set-pieces. While Tottenham had an impressive summer transfer window, O’Hara suggests that strengthening the midfield, where Ward-Prowse could have made an impact, might have been beneficial.
Tottenham Hotspur undoubtedly had a remarkable summer transfer window, bolstering their squad with a mix of talented players from various positions. Some of their notable signings include James Maddison, Guglielmo Vicario, Manor Solomon, Micky van de Ven, Ashley Phillips, Alejo Veliz, and Brennan Johnson. These acquisitions have made an immediate impact, with many of them performing impressively as the season began.
Tottenham’s manager, Ange Postecoglou, should be commended for the successful business conducted during the summer transfer window. The new additions have injected fresh energy into the squad, revitalizing the team’s performance. However, O’Hara suggests that one area where Tottenham could have strengthened further is the midfield.
O’Hara says James Ward-Prowse, who moved to West Ham United in the summer for £30 million (BBC), is a fantastic player, and the pundit claimed on talkSPORT that he would’ve loved to have him at Spurs.
He said: “He’s a really good signing! He’s so much more than that (set-pieces) as a player. He gets labelled as a set-piece specialist, but genuinely, he’s got so much more to his game than people think.
“I think he’s fantastic, I really do. I wish Tottenham had signed him.”