By Jonty Banks

6th Apr, 2023 | 7:10pm

West Ham United transfer news as Newcastle want to sign Jarrod Bowen

Newcastle United are interested in signing West Ham United attacker Jarrod Bowen with Eddie Howe a long-term admirer of the 26-year-old, according to Alex Crook.

Since joining the Hammers from Hull City in 2020, Bowen has netted 25 goals from 115 appearances and was rewarded for his fine form last campaign with a call-up to Gareth Southgate’s England squad.

This campaign, the former Hull City forward has struggled to deliver the same number of goal contributions in David Moyes’ relegation-threatened West Ham side.

TalkSPORT reporter Crook has shared that West Ham are reluctant to sanction the attacker’s exit if they remain in the Premier League due to the fact that Declan Rice is also “pushing” for a summer departure from the London Stadium.

He wrote: “West Ham winger Jarrod Bowen is back on Newcastle’s wanted list – three years after almost joining the Magpies.

“Toon boss Eddie Howe has been a long-term admirer of Bowen, who will almost certainly leave the London Stadium if West Ham are relegated from the Premier League.

Subscribe to Football Insider TV now

“Newcastle were interested in signing Bowen from Hull when Steve Bruce was manager but could not match the £18million West Ham paid for him.

“West Ham will be reluctant to sell Bowen if they stay up, with Arsenal target Declan Rice pushing for a summer move.

Oh dear

Everywhere you look right now, there is negative news about West Ham United.

From the club’s fight against relegation to Moyes’ uncertain future as manager and now to Newcastle’s interest in Bowen, there doesn’t seem to be too much going right at the London Stadium at the moment.

It is no surprise to see Newcastle re-engage their interest in the winger.

Despite the Hammers looking thoroughly underwhelming in attack all season, Bowen has been one of its few shining lights.

The problem for the England international has been the lack of service into his feet and the lack of options when he does get on the ball.

In the formations that Moyes has deployed this season, Bowen usually has just one player in the box to aim for and often is doubled up on by opposition defences.

Even if the Hammers manage to maintain their Premier League status this season, it would come as no surprise to see Bowen consider a move to St James’ Park very seriously.