West Ham United have set their price for Jarrod Bowen, according to reports. Liverpool supposedly want the player.
This comes from the Athletic. They claim West Ham United a price in mind for Jarrod Bowen.
The Hammers do not want to lose the 24-year-old, who had a very solid season last year. They consider him one of the players they must hang onto along with Declan Rice and Tomas Soucek.
Eight Premier League goals and five assists go some way to explaining that. Bowen was a consistent threat for them and is one of their best attacking players, certainly.
News of Liverpool’s interest may be a little scary, then. It’s hardly something new for West Ham, though, whose players are often sought-after by the biggest clubs.
Rice, in particular, has had plenty of interest from elsewhere but they’ve seen it off up to now. They’ll surely hope to do the same with Bowen.
Which is why it’s quite surprising that his price is apparently ‘at least’ £35m. That seems very cheap.
Aston Villa just paid similar for Emiliano Buendia, for instance. The Argentine had a great season but it was in the Championship. He’s the same age as Bowen but not quite as accomplished in the Premier League.
The Athletic reported that Liverpool have eyes on John McGinn, too. He’s a year older but would apparently cost £50m. It does make Bowen look like something of a bargain in comparison.
So we imagine that £35m price-tag could raise some eyes at Anfield. If they truly want Bowen this summer, he looks very attainable.
Liverpool may need to sell some players to fund the deal at first but that should be simple enough. £35m really isn’t a monstrous fee anymore and given how Bowen could progress under Jurgen Klopp, it may be worth paying.