West Ham new-boy Jarrod Bowen spoke exclusively to Sky Sports about his move from Hull City to east London, and shared what attracted him to the Hammers.
The 23-year-old joined David Moyes’s side form the Tigers on transfer deadline day for around £22 million (The Guardian).
West Ham are currently in all sorts of trouble, and are deeply entrenched in a relegation battle. The Hammers fans are hoping that Bowen will be their saviour. But that seems like an awful lot of pressure to put on the shoulders of a young man who has just come from the Championship.
The 23-year-old was on fire for Hull this season, however, with 16 goals and seven assists to his name in 29 Championship outings (Who Scored).
And Bowen told Sky Sports what attracted him about West Ham when he was deliberating whether to join the east London outfit from Hull on deadline day:
“The size of the club was a big attraction, so was the new stadium. I was able to walk out on the pitch on the Friday night and get a sense of just how big it is. Working under this gaffer as well. He’s got so much experience and he’s worked with and improved a lot of young players. Then there’s the squad that is here. I’m still young and I know I’m not the complete package yet, so I thought I could learn off them. There were a lot of positive factors.”
Big things expected of the new-boy
If Bowen can hit the ground running, and produce the same kind of numbers he did at Hull, West Ham have every chance of avoiding the drop this season.
The jump up from the Championship to the Premier League will undoubtedly be a tough one to navigate for the 23-year-old.
He does seem to be more than capable, however. And the Hammers fans will be desperate to see their new signing in action. Bowen must surely start against Manchester City on Sunday, as West Ham look to cause a shock upset at the Etihad.