West Ham skipper Mark Noble spoke to the club’s official website, and shared how impressed he has been with Jarrod Bowen in training thus far.
The Hammers signed the 23-year-old attacker from Hull City on transfer deadline day for around £22 million (The Guardian).
And West Ham fans are expecting great things from Bowen.
The former Hereford man was absolutely electric for Hull in the Championship this season.
In 29 league games, Bowen racked up 16 goals and seven assists for the Tigers (Who Scored). And if he can replicate that kind of form with the Hammers, the east London outfit will have a great chance of avoiding the drop this term.
And Noble told the club’s official website just how impressed he has been with the £22 million new arrival in training:
“Jarrod has been training and he looks really good. I am hoping he will bring goals, enthusiasm, energy and hunger. Jarrod’s goalscoring record at Hull was second-to-none and that’s why we’ve bought him. But even in training, I could see that he gets after the ball as well, and I love seeing that. It doesn’t happen anywhere near as much as it used to, apart from at the top teams, so you don’t get accustomed to seeing it any longer so, when I saw him doing it, I thought ‘Yes! He wants it!’ and it was nice to see.”
Bowen needs to settle quickly
Let’s hope the 23-year-old does in fact hit the ground running. West Ham really need him to produce from the very first moment he puts on a Hammers shirt.
David Moyes’s side have been toothless in attack for the majority of this season. And hopefully the former Hull City ace will give them more of a cutting edge.
If Bowen does help keep West Ham up, it will seem like the best £22 million the club has ever spent.