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Bowen the player we need above all others

By Hugh Southon

I’ve had one player on my mind since January 1 – Jarrod Bowen!

He was first brought to my attention by a top mate and Hull Ciy fan/season ticket holder of the last 20 years and this  morning he rang in despair with the 23 year old in talks to become a Hammer.

My only reaction, having waited until the 31st of the month, is that he’d better and the last I heard earlier while on my way back from a short break was that it was 50-50 which is 30 per cent up from last night.

With 22 goals in all competitions this season and 15 last term, this is a player whom I believe the Irons need above anyone else mentioned previously.

We need goals and we need power in midfield and with Tomas Soucek on board and  Bowen hopefully very close, my view is that pair would give us exactly what we need in an offensive sense.

It would have been great to get a right back too in but with Jeremy Ngakia performing well in a tough baptism against Liverpool, things don’t look TOO bad with Ryan Fredericks due back in a couple of weeks hopefully.

It’s gonna be a long day waiting for Bowen – pray it happens!

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About Hugh5outhon1895

Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!" Follow on Twitter @hughsouthon

10 comments on “Bowen the player we need above all others

  1. Great signing…if it happens!!!

  2. Sky sports news reporting talks have stalled as player is asking for £60k a week. On their deadline day deals at 14:58

  3. Sticking point over what wages he wants and what West Ham will pay??? Let’s hope common sense prevails?

    • Talks are continuing. New story up – if they had stalled that wouldn’t be happening would it 🙂

      • Hugh would you agree if the club fail to deliver here that they will have to go at the end of the season for this club to progress. If he signs for another club after undergoing a medical with us and us failign to agree terms then I believe the wrong people at managing the club. I have been critical of Moyes and still am because I believe he is negative tactically but this is the right sort of player to sign but they need to deliver now.

  4. One final comment, we are paying Wilshere 100,000 a week for what ? And we are stalling on paying a proper player an appropriate wage. I hope the club don’t compare this deal with the deal they did for Wilshere. This lad has the potential to be a player whereas Wilshere was finished when we signed him.

  5. Pound to a penny I bet it’s the relegation clause about taking a 50% decrease in wages if we get relegated?

    • Apparently news stories coming out he’s waiting for Newcastle to make a 11th hour bid? That’s he’s preferred destination?? Just hope it’s all press rumour mongers? But you never know?

  6. Someone still has to get the ball to him. Haller gets little service. Will they play together or be competing for the same spot?

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