Reliable West Ham insider ExWHUemployee has taken to Twitter making a claim that talks with Jarrod Bowen stalled today because the player is not happy with a 50% relegation wage deduction clause that the Hammers were trying to insert into his contract.
Sky Sports reported (Live Transfer blog 08:00) this morning that the east London outfit had agreed a £20 million fee with Hull City for the attacker, with the player heading down to London to undergo a medical.
Sky Sports then claimed at 14:58 via their live transfer feed that talks between West Ham and Bowen had stalled due to disagreements over personal terms.
And ExWHUemployee has gone one step further by outlining the specific concerns that the 23-year-old has:
Bowen stalled over his contract and not wanting a relegation wages drop of 50 percent (which all players have) but he is on way to ground and the club are still hopeful of getting it done
— ExWHUemployee (@ExWHUemployee) January 31, 2020
It will be such a shame for the Hammers if they fail to get a deal for Bowen over the line because of a measly relegation clause.
The Hull ace has so much quality that the east London club should consider just giving him whatever he wants. He could be the difference between relegation and survival for them this season.
Bowen has racked up 16 goals and seven assists in 29 Championship appearances for the Tigers this term (Who Scored).
Without Michail Antonio, West Ham possess absolutely zero pace in the final third. And the 23-year-old would solve that problem in an instant. Totalfootballanalysis.com outline pace as one of Bowen’s strengths here.
Just get it done West Ham!