Journalist Alex Crook has claimed that he can see West Ham United winger Jarrod Bowen staying at the club and signing a new contract.
There has been talk that Newcastle United and Liverpool are tracking the winger’s progress as we approach the upcoming transfer window, but West Ham are reportedly lining up a new bumper contract for the 25-year-old in an attempt to keep him at the club.
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Despite the reports of a move away from West Ham for Bowen, Crook told GiveMeSport that he can see him staying at the club next season and potentially being offered a new deal, even though his current contract is not set to expire until 2025.
Crook said: “I can see him staying. I think he’ll get himself a decent pay rise because, obviously, he’s not one of the top earners having come from the Championship, but definitely he’s earned that contract, and I would expect that.”
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Bowen was a standout performer for West Ham this season in the Premier League, posting the second-highest average match rating (7.09), finishing as the club’s top scorer with 12 goals and with the most successful dribbles on average per game (1.4), as per SofaScore.
With the impressive stats that Bowen has racked up this season, it may be likely that he is awarded a new long-term deal in an attempt to keep him at the club. But with the Hammers failing to secure Europa League qualification ahead of next season, keeping him at the club may be a tougher task.
It will be interesting to see where Bowen ends up over the next few seasons – he could stay at West Ham and become the main man in attack, or potentially move to a more successful team and win trophies, but may not feature as regularly.