James Ward-Prowse’s comments to the FA’s official website suggest that he is planning to stay at St. Mary’s, despite rumours linking him with a move elsewhere.
The Daily Mirror have suggested that Manchester City are interested in signing the central midfielder, but Ward-Prowse seems happy to stay on the south coast.
The England under-21 captain says that he dreams of wearing the armband at St. Mary’s in the future, as he looks to become a first-team regular.
"I want to try and nail down a permanent spot in the Southampton team, so to come away here and add to my experience and play is great.
“Becoming captain of Southampton is a target for me in the long term so to get this sort of experience now is going to stand me in good stead for that.”
Ward-Prowse has been threatening to become an established part of Southampton’s senior side for a number of seasons, but he has not quite been able to fulfill his potential as yet.
The attacking midfielder has shown signs of promise, and he has racked up over 100 appearances for the Saints, but his position in the starting line-up is far from guaranteed.
There are still extremely high hopes for the youngster in the future, though, and he looks to be one of the most talented prospects in the country.
Ward-Prowse’s passing, combined with his set-piece ability, make him a wonderfully creative talent, and he will be hoping to become one of the standout players in Ronald Koeman’s side in the years to come.