West Ham are incredible form this season, despite a loss to Wolves on Saturday afternoon, and there are many players in the team that have been hot topics of conversation for football fans.
England international, Declan Rice, has been one of the most talked-about players in the Premier League not only for his incredible season for West Ham that saw the side finish with Europa League football but at international level he played a key role in Southgate’s England midfield who got to their first final since 1966.
Despite Rice stealing the headlines as an England poster boy, Jarrod Bowen has come into his own alongside the popular midfielder to prove himself as an important and talented player in his own right too.
The £27m-rated 24-year-old is having an impressive season for the Hammers, with two goals and four assists to his name already in the first twelve games of the Premier League season, whilst topping up those stats with one goal and one assist in the Europa League too.
Due to his incredible form, he has caught the eye of one particular German coach, whose club have been heavily linked with the player;
“I like Bowen a lot,” Jurgen Klopp told in his press conference before the West Ham clash.
“He made his way up from Hull and took not too long to show exactly what kind of player he can be in the Premier League. He made big steps.”
Having been linked with Liverpool, this won’t be a set of quotes Irons fans would like to hear.
Thus, Moyes will need to do everything he can to keep hold of one of his important players, and qualifying for the Champions League this season could really play a hand in keeping Bowen’s eyes on the prize with West Ham for a bit longer.
Paul Merson was full of praise for the forward just before the international break, after West Ham beat Liverpool in a chaotic 3-2 victory;
“He’s a manager’s dream, an absolute manager’s dream. You tell him what to do and he will do it. You never see Moyes having to tell him to do his job. He’s a real good player and a good pro. He’s absolutely outstanding, I couldn’t talk highly enough of the lad.”
Moyes and West Ham will have work to do in the second half of the season to secure important and attractive positions in both league and European football to keep hold of the likes of Bowen, who is currently signed in a contract with the club until the Summer of 2025.
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