A move for Jarrod Bowen increasingly makes sense for a Liverpool side with a problem. The Reds reportedly want the West Ham United man.
It sounds as though West Ham United aren’t entirely against selling, too. They’d want upwards of £35m, per that report, but the opportunity is there.
And as time goes on, we think it’s a move that makes more and more sense.
Jarrod Bowen to Liverpool?
The Echo supports the Athletic’s claim that Liverpool like Bowen. Or at least, they say the Reds didn’t deny their interest.
They do that while pointing out how Bowen would help Liverpool with their homegrown quota. Liverpool are right at the 17-player limit for foreign players, highlighting a need for English talent.
Bowen is exactly that, of course. It’s something we’re discussed before – signing an English player could be essential.
But there’s another factor here. Bowen is a right-sided midfield player and we originally saw that as a problem.
He’d be backup for Mohamed Salah most weeks – but what about Harvey Elliott? Isn’t that his role in a post-Xherdan Shaqiri squad?
It seems, however, that Elliott will be developed into a central player. He’s currently playing there in friendlies and it’s a move that makes sense to us.
The move also means Liverpool have room for a player on the right and Bowen could be that player.
Throw in his suitability to Liverpool, the need in his position, and the homegrown status and you’ve got a deal that makes sense. It honestly makes his £35m price-tag seem fairly cheap, all things considered.
Liverpool may not find a player better-suited to what they need right now.