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Bowen almost quit

Jarrod Bowen almost quit football when he was 16.

That’s according to a new report from Goal outlining the fact that Liverpool did have a genuine interest in signing him in the summer.

They report that the winger was playing for Hereford United as a teenager, but that the club scrapped their youth team, leaving Bowen in no man’s land.

The Hammer went on trial at Cardiff City but was not offered a contract, amazingly, which seems all the stranger when you consider just how brilliant he has been since moving to the Hammers.

Goal quote him as saying at the time: “It was a bitter pill to swallow. At that point, I was just like, ‘I can’t be bothered with this’, but luckily Hereford’s youth team started back up again. 

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“They had to ask me a few times to go back – I took some persuading because I was ready to give up on it – but, in the end, I agreed to start playing again.”

The winger eventually forced his way into the Hereford first-team and he joined Hull in 2013/14, as he began his ascension to becoming a genuine first-team star in the Premier League.

He will hope to show Jurgen Klopp exactly what he can do this weekend, when the Hammers take on Liverpool in a huge game in the top-four fight.

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About Dave Langton

A journalist with 10 years' experience of working on National newspapers, now chief reporter covering the club that I've loved since I was a boy. Upton Park remains the greatest football stadium ever built.

One comment on “Bowen almost quit

  1. One of the WH scouts obviously did his job well when he was at Hull. You can’t have him Klopp-he’s a Hammer.

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