West Ham ace Jarrod Bowen has opened up on how much of a pleasure it has been to play alongside Declan Rice for the past two-and-a-half years.

The 25-year-old attacker joined the Hammers from Hull City in January 2020 for around £22 million according to The Guardian.

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Bowen has been a huge hit at the London Stadium, bagging 25 goals and 21 assists in 100 games for West Ham (Transfermarkt).

He has reached a new level entirely this term with 16 goals and 11 assists to his name in 47 games (Transfermarkt).

Bowen is one of the two most important players David Moyes has at his disposal at the London Stadium alongside Declan Rice.

Jarrod Bowen has shared just how highly he rates his West Ham United teammate Declan Rice
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As West Ham fans we have to consider ourselves fortunate to have two of the very best English stars in the game playing for us.

Whilst Bowen still has some work to do to be put in the world-class bracket, Declan already is one of the very best in world football in his specific position.

And the former Hull ace has opened up on just how highly he rates Rice…

Jarrod Bowen raves about West Ham ace Declan Rice

The 25-year-old has been playing and training alongside the England international midfielder for over two years now.

And Bowen told WHUFC.com how Rice has gone up another level this season:

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“Declan Rice, all season, has gone up another level in terms of maturity as a player. He’s a credit to himself. I’ve only been here two years but from the first day I saw him, the quality was there, and I think he’s just gone from strength to strength. It’s lovely to play with him.”

Bowen is spot on here. Dec has reached a whole new level this season.

The 23-year-old has transformed into more of a box-to-box midfielder from a deep-lying, defensive one.

Rice is a man in high demand. Moyes absolutely must keep him at the London Stadium though, if the Hammers are to achieve any kind of success over the next few years.

Jarrod Bowen raving about his West Ham teammate Rice proves just how important he is to the club.

Hopefully the Hammers owners back David Moyes to the hilt in the summer transfer window and if they do, Rice might just be convinced to hang around in East London for a few more years yet.

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