By West Ham Zone speaking to Frank McAvennie

8th Aug, 2022 | 11:10am

Pundit happy Jarrod Bowen is linked with move away from West Ham United

We’re delighted to welcome former West Ham United striker Frank McAvennie as our exclusive columnist. Each week he’ll be giving his views on the biggest talking points at the London Stadium…

West Ham should be delighted that Jarrod Bowen is being linked with a move away from the club because it means he’s playing well, according to Frank McAvennie.

Bowen has been linked with a move to Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal this summer, with the Hammers reportedly slapping a £75m price tag on his head to ward off potential suitors.

But the former striker believes it’s a good thing that West Ham players are being linked with moves to big clubs because it means they’re performing well and it will help them achieve their aim of reaching Europe once again.

“I don’t think he’s going anywhere,” he told West Ham Zone.

“Unfortunately when your players are playing well it’s great because people are going to make bids or the papers are going to say so and so. Liverpool wanted him and I know that Klopp was a big fan of his, so there’s always talk about Liverpool last year and now it’s Arsenal and Chelsea.

“I think the player likes it at West Ham. He’s happy to be there in London. Will they be giving him more money if he goes and challenging? I don’t know what the situation is. I’m glad when people mention him as getting sold because it means that they’re doing well.

“It’s when you’re not doing well that people don’t mention you. So the more that West Ham players play well, the better it will be. Because there will always be somebody enquiring, or the papers will always say they’re going somewhere. So and so is interested. It makes headlines.

But I think the boy is very happy at West Ham and why wouldn’t you be because they’re going to work to challenge for Europe again this year.

“That’s the aim. The aim is to get in Europe, they’re not going to challenge for the league. But who knows? Stranger things have happened, look at Leicester.”