West Ham are in desperate need of more attacking options this month.
The Hammers lack any kind of power and pace in the final third. Especially when Michail Antonio is unavailable for selection.
The Sun claimed back in December that West Ham want to address that issue by bringing Hull City’s Jarrod Bowen to the London Stadium.
The Tigers allegedly want £20 million for the 23-year-old attacker (The Sun), but as yet, there have been no takers for that price.
The Hammers could be forced to act, however.
The Sun are now claiming that Leeds are readying a £3 million loan bid for Bowen – a deal that could rise to a £15 million purchase if they gain promotion to the Premier League this season.
And West Ham must now react by making a bigger offer for the Hull ace.
Bowen has been in sensational form this season. He has racked up 17 goals and five assists in 29 games for the Tigers.
And the 23-year-old could totally transform the Hammers as an attacking outfit.
The lively Hull ace possesses blistering pace and plays with a direct style that West Ham could really do with.
Bowen is at an age where he might just blow up into a real star over the next few years. And £15-20 million would unquestionably be a very reasonable price to pay for his services.
The Hammers need to act fast with Leeds allegedly sniffing around the Hull man.
Whether the West Ham board will be prepared to shell out that kind of money for someone with no Premier League experience, however, remains to be seen.