West Ham would want a bid over £35million to consider Jarrod Bowen sale
Liverpool have been linked with Jarrod Bowen but West Ham insist the winger is not for sale, according to The Athletic.
The Hammers are yet to receive any approaches for the attacking midfielder who joined them from Hull City for £22million in January 2020.
While Bowen, 24, is not on the market, The Athletic report on their website that “the hierarchy at West Ham think a bid would need to be over £35million to even be considered.”
Every player has a price
We do not want to see the winger gone after just 18 months at the London Stadium, but the Irons would not think twice before selling if Liverpool or other suitors meet their asking price, and if the player is open to leaving.
Neither is likely to happen in the coming weeks, though.
The Reds view Bowen as a player with massive potential who would initially provide quality back-up for their stars, and there is no way they would part with £35million for a substitute.
The market does not currently allow for such spendings.
With a place in the England team on his mind ahead of next summer’s World Cup, and with manager Gareth Southgate likely to watching, the West Ham forward knows he cannot afford to leave David Moyes’ team right now.
He has been a regular starter and is looking forward to playing European football for the first time in his career ahead of 2021-22.
Nobody in his right mind would leave all that for a place on the Liverpool bench.
We are not worried right now, but things could be different next summer as Jurgen Klopp’s side will continue to monitor his development even if they do not get a deal done this summer [The Athletic].
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