SOUTHAMPTON’S new captain is looking to build a new gym at his Hampshire home.

Saints star James Ward-Prowse, who starred as the club faced Norwich in the Premier League on Friday night, has submitted plans for his home near Winchester to the city council.

If the plans are approved by Winchester City Council, he will erect a single-storey side extension to to the home in Shawford.

All material used will match the rest of the house.

The walls will be Michelmersh red brick, and the roof covered with hand-crafted clay tiles and bonnet tiles.

It will also feature four bi-folding doors.

A decision on the application has not yet been made by local authority planners.

The 25-year-old joined Saints from the age of just eight and made his Saints debut in 2011. He has gone on to make more than 200 appearances.

The midfielder has represented England at a number of levels and has been capped by the senior team.

He has just been named as Southampton’s new captain, taking the armband from Pierre Emile Højbjerg.

Manager Ralph Hasenhuttl said: “He [Hojbjerg] will not be the captain. I spoke to him, we have an agreement.

“He wanted to receive clearly what I think about it, and I said if you do not extend your contract you cannot captain anymore this team.

“It’s a special situation for such a player who is very professional, absolutely a difficult thing to handle and he shows immediately that it’s absolutely ok for him, yeah.

“Our new captain will be Prowsey in the future.

"I told him in the friendly game that he was the captain from now, and it’s important we make this decision last week so everybody knows what it is about and everyone can concentrate on his job and that’s what I ask.”