Newcastle’s Cheeky Bowen Bid

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Athletic journalist David Ornstein has reported in his daily column that Newcastle United could switch their attention to Jarrod Bowen as they look to strengthen their right wing.

Ornstein’s article suggests that Eddie Howe’s Toon team would favour a move for Crystal Palace right winger Michael Olise. However, should that move fail to materialise, then West Ham winger Bowen would become a target.

While Ornstein has built up a reputation for accurate reporting, I must admit that I find this link highly unlikely.

Firstly, West Ham have no intention of selling a player who has just been named Hammer of the Year and who is on the cusp of breaking into England’s first team.

Secondly, Newcastle are supposedly having to spend frugally in the upcoming transfer window due to FFP and PSR spending restrictions.

I can’t imagine for a moment that West Ham would entertain anything less than Β£80 million for Bowen, and even that seems a low valuation. Factor in that new father Bowen is happy and settled in Essex with partner Danni Dyer and is being discussed as a future Hammers captain.

Bowen recently signed a new West Ham contract keeping him at The London Stadium until 2030.

It should also be noted that Olise has a release clause in his Palace contract, which will be considerably lower than Bowen’s valuation.

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  • David says:

    They can have Bowen for Β£150,000,000 up front in my view but nothing less

  • Phil McDonald says:

    Agree Gonzo. I’m sure that Jarod would be an attractive signing for many teams, but very few could afford him in these days of FFP. So I believe we are seeing lazy links from sites chasing clicks, and that encourages some fans (I’m looking at you Liverpool and Newcastle) to think they can just stroll up and take him, and get him at a knock down price too. Still weeks of silly season to go.

    • Andy Watson says:

      Think you judge us Newcastle fans a little harshly. Yes I’d love him to come to Newcastle. Do I think we can afford him, probably not. As for us expecting to just take him, I think you’ll find thats what teams think they can do to us. We don’t think we can di that at all and understand more than most how certain teams think they can take who they want. I believe you got us confused with MAN Utd!

      • Phil McDonald says:

        No you’re right of course. Most fans of most clubs are completely sensible. But the fan sites on the internet tend to paint the canvas and those are the opinions with the highest visibility. And yeah, Man Utd are another classic example. Newcastle fanbase (the real ones) I always think are the most similar to ours. Working class, success-starved and totally devoted despite having been yoyo clubs. I do worry that die hard fans are gradually being priced out by greed though.

  • Trevsheadwonthecup says:

    What’s happening to this site . The slightest rumour on twitter and it’s on here within an hour or so . Do better. I fancy Margot Robbie and I suspect there’s more chance of me getting off with her than Bowen going to the Geordies .

  • Superboom says:

    Bowens West Ham thru and thru he ain’t going nowhere

  • Hammer for life says:

    Bowen and Kudas are our future. They are going nowhere.

  • B says:

    I cannot imagine that Bowen would be interested in moving from a big London club to a small town provincial side like Newcastle…

    • Nicky says:

      Small town, but only one club. And a much better night out, Unless you like the theatre of course.

      • Culture Vulture says:

        Better night out?? πŸ˜‚
        I’ve been up the Bigg Market and the Quayside, mate.
        If you like big fat lasses with more Tattoos than O’levels, then have your fill.
        I’d prefer a good night at the theatre myself… πŸ˜‰

  • Hammer for life says:

    Glad that finally we have people that want to take the Hammers forward. I have always said West Ham is a really big team that has a small team mentality. That is a thing of the past. We as West Ham have not had serious billionaires buy our status in the premiership. I am feeling the mood with the Irons. We have tough games at the beginning. but I am seeing the bubbles…What out.. big storm coming. WESTHAM. ITS HAMMER TIME.

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