West Ham United boss David Moyes sets deal price for Jarrod Bowen at £100m in clear show of ambition to Liverpool.
The world and its wife knows Jurgen Klopp is keen to bring brilliant West Ham ace Bowen to Liverpool.
If the endless media reports all last season hadn’t made that clear, the big German did himself by admitting he loves the ‘unbelievable’ attacker and is following his career closely.
While most managers do not comment on players from other clubs – particularly when speculation is rife surrounding a potential transfer – Klopp’s comments about the West Ham star were seen as a ‘charm offensive’ back in March (The Mirror).
Hammers boss David Moyes was even asked if Klopp had angered him with his comments and actions as he went over to Bowen to console the West Ham forward when he came off injured against Liverpool at Anfield (Football.London).
Moyes defended the Liverpool boss, insisting it was just a show of sportsmanship and revealed Klopp had been complimentary about several West Ham players. not just Bowen.
With Mohamed Salah’s long-term future uncertain, though, many pundits and fans have suggested Bowen – a left-footed attacker playing on the right and producing figures to rival those of the Egyptian – could be the perfect replacement.
Arsenal have also been linked with a move for Bowen in the last week – a story which we here at Hammers News accurately described as ‘utterly comical’.
Bowen’s form was always going to attract attention. But West Ham will be confident of keeping hold of their latest England player while Salah remains at Anfield.
There is bad news for Liverpool if they are expecting to try and take West Ham’s star attacker for anything like on the cheap.
Because West Ham boss Moyes has set any deal price for Bowen at £100m plus in a clear show of ambition to Liverpool.
According to a high level West Ham insider speaking to Claret and Hugh, Bowen will be going nowhere anytime soon.
And if Liverpool – or anyone else – wants to try they will have to come ready and willing to part with over £100m.
“The club has already confirmed via CandH that Bowen won’t be leaving, having been linked with a potential swoop to Spurs earlier in this window,” Claret and Hugh state.
“It’s also true that there was some interest from Liverpool but, again, we were informed there was no chance of Bowen moving.
“Our insider had said that there was no chance of him going anywhere and reminded us that the squad was far too thin anyway.
“He would cost well in excess of £100m this summer. It just ain’t going to happen!”
Never say never in football. Because if a club came forward with £100m plus for Bowen then it would certainly give the Hammers hierarchy a decision to make.
It is great for West Ham that they are sat on over £200m in assets in the shape of Bowen and Declan Rice.
And seeing the club put big valuations on their star men is a clear signal of intent to the likes of Liverpool.
Let’s hope the owners now give Moyes some serious money themselves adding to that brilliant foundation of talent.