West Ham United set to make £1m payment to Hull City amid Jarrod Bowen bonus
West Ham United are set to pay Hull City an extra £1m as part of the transfer that brought Jarrod Bowen to the club, according to David Ornstein.
The Hammers signed Bowen in January 2020 for an initial £14m, but the fee would rise depending on certain clauses and bonuses being met.
One of those clauses according to The Athletic [18 September] was an extra £1m should Bowen reach five England caps during his time at the London Stadium, and after being called up to the senior squad for upcoming internationals against Italy and Germany that is set to come to fruition.
Bowen’s first four caps came at the end of last season, where he had his best campaign of his career so far.
He featured twice against Hungary and also against Italy and Germany in the UEFA Nations League, but didn’t score or assist in any of the games.
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When players sign from lower league clubs for big money, there are often clauses involved in the deal that mean the final fee will only end up being paid if the player performs.
That is certainly the case for Bowen and West Ham, with the 25-year-old becoming a key member of David Moyes’ squad in the Premier League and Europe and earning himself an England role.
A left-footed right-winger is something England don’t have many of, so it has boosted his chances of making it into the World Cup squad later this year should he continue to keep up his form.
His goals and performances have no doubt earned the club more than £1m in bonuses and prize money, so it’s a minimal fee that needs to be paid up and the club will have no issues in doing it.
It’s a credit to the staff and club for developing him so well and making him a regular in the England setup, and hopefully he can continue to develop and perform for a while to come.