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Bowen’s a Hammer …in extra time!

West Ham have signed Jarrod Bowen in a deal which went into extra time to 15 minutes after the transfer deadline.

The club took advantage of the hour extension granted by the Premier League to snap up the former Hull winger in a deal which has been described by some pundits as the best of the window.

Bowen, despite reports from SSN and followed up elsewhere that he had had a medical at West Ham today and was in London throughout Friday,  in fact didn’t arrive in the capital until 8.59 pm from Leeds where he had his medical earlier.

The 23 year old arrived by blacked out cab at the stadium at around 9.30pm, leaving just two and a half hours to get the contract agreed which was finally sorted at around 11.15pm.

Our information is that the delay was hindered by agreeing a massive agent’s fee, circumnavigating the possibility of a 50 per cent cut rise should we be relegated and negotiations surrounding an escape clause should that be the case.

Now, however, the 23 year old is a Hammer having already scored 22 goals for Hull this season and becoming one of the most exciting forward/wingers in the Championship.

He joins Darren Randolph and Tomas Soucek as the three players to arrive at the London Stadium this January.

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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

17 comments on “Bowen’s a Hammer …in extra time!

  1. We can all go to bed now 😁happy on that news good back up goalkeeper, young central midfielder and young attacking midfielder not bad window? Put Sanchez in the under 23″s 🤣🤣keep up the faith C.O.Y.I goodnight


  3. Excellent signing and as good a window as we could of hoped now let’s get behind the team till end of season sick of the same negative BS out of certain section of fans all the time.If your not happy Fulham could always do with new fans

  4. Congratulations Hugh.You never stopped believing.The future looks brighter already.

  5. Good news this, hope he can get up to speed quickly and help get us some goals .

  6. Excellent potential and the right type of signing. He will certainly put pressure on others in the forward positions. I would have loved a striker too but perhaps Silva could play some part. I have to say I was dreaming of an Arnie return !!! I applaud Moyes for this type of signing, big game tomorrow and I just hope Moyes realise that we need two up top and Lanzini in behind as the link between midfield. If Moyes plays only one up tomorrow the fans will turn on him and the board very quickly. Fair play to the board for this signing.

  7. Oh dear! Well, that’s made a lot of posters look extremely foolish, hasn’t it?
    Great signing for us to add to the already signed Soucek.

  8. He’s definitely talented but untested , the Championship is by no means a yardstick to success in the Premier league and 22m is a lot of money . He has what it takes to succeed though, pacy and a brilliant finisher , if he can bring the best out of Haller aswell then its money well spent … im just nervous because we all know what happened last time Moyes signed a championship player for an inflated fee and how that turned out lol …. Windows closed and even though we needed a RB and a striker i really feel like the players we have bought in could get us a top 10 finish … especially since the teams around us have done almost no business whatso ever … ONEARDS AND UPWARDS⬆️⬆️⬆️ COYI!!!! 🛠🛠🛠

  9. Good signing. I’m sure he will be better suited than Hughill. But the whole team needs to up their case.
    Question is why once again could we not get this done sooner.
    Was Hull waiting to the last minute to get the bigger fee from us or GSB waiting to see if they could get a lower fee. As it is we seemed to have paid a higher fee than Palace were willing to pay.
    Pity we couldn’t get it done before midday and have him as an option from the bench.

    • Because his agent was hawking him around the clubs – we were the only ones who would agree his personal terms and the agent’s fee. Uou can blame the owners for much but not this. Why do 80 pc of deal get done so close to deadline cos the later it is the more pressure and agents take full advantage

      • thanks for confirming the agent and not the board was the problem

        • What is your problem – call me a liar once more and you’re gone. If u insult me professionally, Sean or the site we will delete you with no further warning. Go and get a life. Perhaps the hundreds of boards who waited until the death to sign players are equally incompetent. Where hatred defeats logic.

  10. i ask again are you diging me out my post was a genuine thank you for confirming what i thought was happening
    If it is a dig how you get to me calling you a liar i dont know
    i would be great full of a reply

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