According to a report from Sky Sports’ Live Transfer Blog (14:58), West Ham’s proposed move to sign Hull City attacker Jarrod Bowen has stalled due to his £60,000-a-week wage demands.
The Hammers earlier agreed a £20 million fee with the Tigers to bring the 23-year-old to the London Stadium (Sky Sports).
Bowen has been in sensational form in the Championship this season, with 16 goals and seven assists to his name in 29 outings for Hull (Who Scored).
He is clearly a very exciting talent, and could make a huge difference for West Ham, if he does indeed make the move to east London from the KCOM Stadium.
Sky Sports are claiming that talks between the Hammers and Bowen have stalled, however, over the attacker’s £60,000-a-week wage demands.
Sky do go on to claim that his medical is continuing, however, and there’s still a hope that a deal on wages can be agreed.
West Ham have allegedly offered the 23-year-old a five-and-a-half year deal.
If the Hammers have real ambition, they should just pay up for Bowen. It is not unfair for the Hull man to ask for £60,000-a-week in this climate. And he would be well worth that kind of money.
The Hammers are desperate for more pace, power and energy in the final third. And Bowen would provide them with exactly that.
In 29 Championship games, the 23-year-old has averaged 3.6 shots and 1.8 dribbles per game. He is also fouled 1.5 times per game on average. (Who Scored).
And if they fail to sign the Hull ace because of his reported wage demands, it would be a huge disappointment for every West Ham fan out there.