Tottenham told to U-turn on James Ward-Prowse after 'incredible' transfer report - Robinson
Paul Robinson has told Tottenham to forget signing Southampton captain James Ward-Prowse this summer.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former White Hart Lane number one is adamant the club should “look elsewhere” in their pursuit of a centre-midfielder.
Tottenham are expected to be in the market for midfield reinforcements in the summer window.
According to the Daily Star (30 April), Tottenham are tracking Ward-Prowse, 27, with a view to a move when the transfer window re-opens.
Arsenal and Newcastle United are also said to be interested in the England international.
Ward-Prowse has four years remaining on his contract at St. Mary’s having penned an extension last year.
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When asked by Football Insider‘s Dylan Childs if Ward-Prowse would be a welcome addition in north London, Robinson said: “I’m not so sure about Ward-Prowse.
“Make no mistake about it, his set-pieces are incredible. But I am yet to be convinced about his all-round game.
“Yes, he stands out in a Southampton team but could he stand out in a Spurs team? Could he take Spurs to the next level? Which is competing regularly in the Champions League. I’m not sure he could, if I’m honest. I’d be looking elsewhere.”
Ward-Prowse has contributed 10 goals and eight assists in 40 appearances across all competitions for the Saints this season.
Only David Beckham has scored more direct free-kicks in the Premier League than Ward-Prowse.