West Ham fans gathered around the Tavern have been thrilled in recent years with their transfer dealings from the Championship. The Hammers, in general, have struggled with transfers in recent times but they always seen to have the ability to spot a star in the second division of English football.
That statement would have remained unscathed if it wasn’t for West Ham’s desperate January signing of Jordan Hugill, who has yet to start a game for the club and has played in 12 minutes of Premier League football.
Forget that and examine the older Championship acquisitions such as Aaron Cresswell and Michail Antonio, who have been regulars for the Hammers in the past few seasons. So our punters ask, why can’t Jarrod Bowen be the next lower-league star to make it at West Ham?
Hull City’s Bowen is valued at £4.5 million on Transfermarkt and this season has helped the relegation-threatened Tigers with 13 goals and 1 assist from the right-hand side of the pitch. He is joint 7th in the Championship with the most amount of goals and the 21-year-old has really shown his capabilities this season. Bowen was given just a handful of appearances last season when Hull were in the top-flight but now with goals behind him, he may have the confidence to prove himself once more in the toughest league in the world.
Jarrod Bowen could be used as a secondary striker as well as his preferred wide-midfielder position as his pace is sure to cause one or two problems for opposing teams. West Ham are desperately lacking in the pace department and would also benefit with some young talent in the team. Bowen ticks both those boxes and the fans joined around the bar are all for this transfer.