Manchester City could launch a bid to sign West Ham United star forward Jarrod Bowen this summer, according to reports.
The Lowdown: Pep preparing…
The Premier League champions are already preparing to defend their English top flight crown for the 2022/2023 campaign having recently announced the arrival of star signing Erling Braut Haaland.
A sweeping summer of change is possible at Eastlands as the likes of Raheem Sterling, Gabriel Jesus, llkay Gundogan and Riyad Mahrez enter the final years of their contracts (The Times).
Of those who could come in, Leeds United midfielder Kalvin Phillips stands out as the most repeated name, but City could now also make an offer to sign Bowen.
The Latest: City bid could be launched for Bowen…
However, this could be dependent on whether Mahrez leaves Manchester this summer.
The Verdict: Ideal replacement?
If the Algeria international does depart Guardiola’s side, it’s safe to say Bowen would be a brilliant man to arrive in Mahrez’s stead.
The 25-year-old has played his way into Gareth Southgate’s national team squad for England, finishing 2021/2022 as West Ham’s top goal scorer with 12 and providing a brilliant ten assists (WhoScored).
Bowen was also West Ham’s best-performing player by average match rating, even above superstar Declan Rice, and CaughtOffside claim the Hammers value him at around £75 million.
While it remains to be seen whether City would be willing to table an offer around that mark, there is no questioning Bowen’s ability.
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