Keeping hold of Declan Rice and Jarrod Bowen was good business for West Ham, says former Premier League midfielder Carlton Palmer.
As per The Telegraph, both Manchester United and Chelsea were interested in signing Rice. Elsewhere, The Athletic reported that Bowen was on Liverpool’s radar as Jurgen Klopp considered bringing in another attacking player during the summer transfer window.
Both players ended up staying at the London Stadium, however, and Palmer has hailed the Hammers for keeping hold of the £90m-rated English duo.
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Speaking exclusively to TT about Rice and Bowen, the ex-England international said:
“I think it’s good business for West Ham that they’ve kept those players, but obviously the valuations of the players are really high. So as far as I’m concerned, nobody was going to pay the type of money they were asking for.”
Having kept the likes of Rice and Bowen, West Ham look to be in for another strong season.
While it is obviously early days, the Hammers are currently second in the Premier League, two points behind London rivals Tottenham.
It gives them something to really build on after the international break, while they will also have European football to look forward to.
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