Tottenham Hotspur’s James Maddison is the ‘bargain’ signing, not West Ham United’s James Ward-Prowse, according to Graham Roberts.
The English duo were relegated with Leicester City and Southampton respectively last season and when that happened it was clear both would leave the Premier League in the summer and return to the Premier League.
Tottenham snapped up James Maddison for a £40million transfer fee (Sky Sports)with Roberts declaring it to be the “bargain of the season”.
With Euro 2024 just around the corner, the duo, albeit with different playing styles, will be battling for places in England’s midfield.
Maddison made the Qatar 2022 squad while Ward-Prowse missed out and now they are hoping for a squad that a strong group of players will fight for.
“No, Maddison’s the bargain of the season,” Roberts replied in response to the possibility that it was James Ward-Prowse.
“Ward-Prowse is also a good player.”
Strong starts for Maddison and Ward-Prowse
The duo have two things in common: both provided two assists on their debuts at Tottenham and West Ham.
Spurs recorded a 2-2 draw in Brentford while the Hammers defeated London rivals Chelsea in front of their own fans.
And since then, Maddison and Ward-Prowse have also reopened accounts on the same weekend and on the South Coast.
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