David Moyes’ second stint at West Ham United has so far been a very fruitful one.
The 58-year-old boss steered the struggling Irons to safety towards the back end of 2019/20 before guiding them into the Europa League last season – and until the weekend, they were unbeaten across all competitions in 2021/22.
A lot of that work has come down to his recruitment and coaching.
One of his first signings back at the London Stadium was Championship hotshot Jarrod Bowen, who joined in a £22m deal from Hull City on deadline day in January 2020.
He has been one of the standout performers for the Hammers ever since.
Bowen’s development over the past 18 months has been a testament to the Scotsman and his transformation in east London.
After flirting with relegation two seasons ago, Bowen’s value had dropped to a low of £18m but now it stands at a whopping £27m, which only goes to show his recent rise, as per Transfermarkt.
That increase of 50% is very much in correlation with his performances on the pitch.
The versatile 24-year-old attacker was West Ham’s third-highest goalscorer in the Premier League last season, scoring eight times in 30 starts, whilst he also provided five assists, via WhoScored.
He’s yet to get off the mark this campaign but he has still provided one assist and currently rates out as Moyes’ second-best player on the season, meaning he’s clearly doing so much more than putting up goals and assists.
Right now, Bowen is the most creative player in the Irons’ ranks, having averaged 2.4 key passes per game thus far, which is more than the likes of Pablo Fornals (2), Declan Rice (1.4) and Said Benrahma (1.4).
He’s even done so by plugging the gaps whenever Michail Antonio is unavailable too, so his ability to play in a multitude of attacking positions makes him an even more integral part of this squad.
Once described as “unplayable” by his former Tigers boss Grant McCann and as a “world-beater” by talkSPORT pundit Simon Jordan, Bowen has been the epitome of West Ham’s incredible turnaround in fortunes over recent seasons.
It all comes down to Moyes and his phenomenal work at their Rush Green training base.