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Bowen talks go on despite “stalled” reports

West Ham are expecting talks for Hull City winger Jarrod Bowen to go right down to the deadline day final hours.

With the window still open until 11pm, talk of the deals stalling is being reported by Sky but we can confirm the negotiations are continuing.

Bowen is keen to join the Hammers and talks on personal terms are the issue under discussion. Given our current   situation it doesn’t appear to be a situation the club can afford to let slip.

And a source inside the club told us that they were ready for a long few hours as they bid to get the deal done declaring: “Expect this one to go into the evening and down to the wire as they like to say.

The 23 year old was reported as being on  £60k at Hull which can’t be right and the problem – according to TalkSport –  appears to be the Hammers want to insert a relegation clause which – like all other squad players – would see his wages cut by 50 per cent should we go down.

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35 comments on “Bowen talks go on despite “stalled” reports

  1. Bowen’s Wikipedia page had him showing West Ham shirt 20 this morning- this afternoon changed back to Hull😎⚒

  2. It will be the agents wedge that’s the sticking Point I would guss

    • Agree with you Matty, i have a friend who dealt with transfers at a club and said agents always try to squeeze the last drop out of a deal even though the player wants to sign.Usually an increase in signing on bonus thereby increasing the agents share too . They are leaches .

  3. Only at West Ham, if we think he is going to make the difference then just pay him.

  4. Just pay him the wages,the cost of relegation isnt worth haggling over a few thousand,you didnt think twice about paying Carlos Sanchez extortionate wages and hes been stealing a living as a footballer for years….get it done

  5. If this deal falls through because of wages it will be a travesty.A great young player the fans have been begging for with pace and goals in him and ready to play and on the cusp of signing.And sat somewhere we have Jack Wilshere practically stealing a 100k a week for doing nothing and Carlos Sanchez who would struggle to get into a pub team on 65k a week.This has to be a new start and statement of intent within the club that young ,hungry signings are what we want now and the culling of old crocks to move the club forward.

  6. We can easily improve on his current deal with the money we have saved in salaries the past 6 months. Just pay it and stop messing around

  7. They are going to mess this up because the lad wants 60 grand a week which is totally reasonable..what the fu?? Is wrong with our owners its like they want to cause problems..my god they are absolute clowns they really are …

  8. …you just know they won’t want to pay him and we’ll end up with some 35 year old ‘has been’ who wants nothing more than a last big payday.

  9. Being reported he would prefer a move to Newcastle, also Bournemouth are waiting in the wings to up his wage demand if Manure come back with an improved offer for Josh King.
    Probably agents up to their old tricks, but would be a shame if it falls through, looks like a good player with potential.

  10. Agree we need Bowen or accept relegation. His wages given others paid to invalids is nothing compared to loss of PL income due to relegation. His pace, tenancity & goal scoring is precisely what is needed NOW!

  11. There will be murders if they mess this up..

  12. We pay Wilshere,Carroll,Hernandez all the over priced salaries,so get this done !

  13. going to loose him last min at this rate,

  14. Why do we always have to take ages to get things done, should have had this sorted ASAP so he could play tomorrow, he may been difference in winning the game but no instead if this happens he could debut in certain deafeats to man city and Liverpool and loose some confidence, I don’t care if the owners have finnaly realized we need bodies in I detest them and thia farce today proves yet again they are absolutely useless

    • It goes on til the last minute cos agents are trying to screw the best possible deal. He couldn’t have been registered in time to play anyway. Nothing has been proved other than your dislike

  15. Think his agent’s are playing us like they did with Palace choosing us over them? now fresh news coming in saying he wants to go to Newcastle? let’s hope time runs out on his agent’s for playing games on clubs,to get a better deal after all the players are agent led!!

  16. Sorry Hugh but this smells of another scam to appease fans into thinking they are trying to get players in. In reality they are just pushing up his price for someone else to step in .

  17. They have the owners over a barrel. They know the owners are desperate to clinch the deal (well we hope they are anyway!) & there won’t be time now to get another player if this falls through. The agent/player know that if it does he will get a PL contract in June in any case. Not a nice bargaining position to be in for the owners but I guess nobody else put them there.

  18. Read the story and it seems the sticking point is the 50% reduction in wages should we be relegated. If the rest of the squad are on these terms, how can we not apply the same terms to Bowen. This seems a sensible approach as we would be bankrupted by paying existing wage rates in the Championship.

  19. The transfer stalling because of a relegation clause story came from ex whu employee. That bloke plays educated guessing games on twitter and all the other news sources lap it up, copy and repeat the story. Ex whu could say any old rubbish and some people would believe it.

  20. Fact is we will sign Bowen. Deal is all but done.

  21. First reading this an having seen sanchez first this player are not worth that amount for what I saw of sanchez I as a coach who has the qualification to coach at lower don’t the championship I have better players and sanchez after watching him run the wrong side to wba goal pure dodo his not worth that amounthe unless they work hard 4the team

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