West Ham sign Southampton midfielder

West Ham United manager David Moyes
West Ham United manager David Moyes. Photo by Shutterstock.

West Ham have completed the signing of midfielder James Ward-Prowse from Southampton.

The 28-year-old has signed a contract until June 2027 and joins the Hammers in a £30million deal.

Ward-Prowse told the club’s official website: “I’m buzzing to be here at West Ham United. It’s great to be here and I’m looking forward to getting going.

“From the outside looking in, this is a Club that has been on the rise for a number of years now and coming off the success in the UEFA Europa Conference League last year, you can feel there is real momentum around this Club. It’s great to be a part of it and I can’t wait to play my role in the games to come.

“When I think about my game, it is based on hard work, graft, and giving 100 per cent. West Ham United has always been a Club that has epitomises that. You can feel that from the fans and you can see it in the players who are here and the lads that have come through the Academy too.

“I feel as though I will fit straight in and I can promise I will give my all for this football club in my time here.”

Ward-Prowse has become West Ham’s second summer signing following the arrival of Mexico midfielder Edson Álvarez.

“I’m delighted to bring a player of James’ quality and experience to West Ham United,” said West Ham manager David Moyes.

“He’s performed to a very high level in the Premier League over the last decade, constantly producing good numbers season after season.

“His leadership qualities are obviously another huge plus for us – he’ll be a big voice for us, someone who drives the team on from the middle of the pitch.

“We’re excited to get him up and running, for what will be another busy season on both the domestic and European front.”