I never dreamed of relegation but the ace buyout of the last team in the EPL was zero
Southampton are bracing for another team’s offer for James Ward-Prouse.
Ward-Prouse is Southampton’s ace. Ward-Prouse, dubbed the “master” of free-kick, has scored eight goals and three assists in 36 matches in the English Premier League (EPL) so far this season and is effectively leading Southampton’s offense.
But there was a problem. Southampton confirmed their relegation. Southampton lost 0-2 to Fulham in the 36th round of the English Premier League (EPL) in the 2022-23 season at St Mary’s Stadium in Southampton, England, at 11 p.m. on the 13th (Korea Standard Time). As a result, Southampton remained in 20th place (24 points) with 6 wins, 6 draws and 24 losses in 36 games, and the relegation was confirmed.
As a result, Ward-Prouse is also more likely to leave the team next season. This is because the team has no reason to hold him because he is an ace in the relegation zone. British media ’90min’ said, “Word-Prouse is likely to leave the team this summer. “It is not clear yet that Southampton will be relegated from the Championship, but it is likely to be much more likely this week,” he said.
Southampton also set him a transfer fee. “Southampton will demand about 50 million pounds (about 83.5 billion won) from Ward-Prouse, who is receiving the attention of several prestigious teams,” 90min said. Recently, Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United are reportedly targeting him
Meanwhile, from Southampton’s point of view, there may be a situation in which Ward-Prouse has to be sent away. This is because there is no “buy-out in case of relegation” clause in the contract with Ward-Prouse. The British media Daily Mail said, “Word-Prouse’s contract does not contain a buyout clause in case of relegation, so Southampton is preparing for an offer directed at him this summer.”
If a certain amount is proposed, buyouts, which are the authority to negotiate with the player immediately, are often implicitly set high by the team to protect their players. Conversely, the absence of a buyout means that other teams can access the player as easily as possible 안전놀이터
Southampton renewed their contract with Southampton until 2026 last year, and the club did not think of a scenario in which the team would be demoted. As a result, there was no time to put a buyout clause in the contract with ace Ward-Prouse in case of relegation. Ward-Prouse is more likely than ever to leave the team